Monday, 25 July 2011

How to create an Oracle VirtualBox host-only network adapter in Windows 7

Yesterday I have downloaded Sample Application OVM for OBIEE and while I was configuring SampleApp_V107 with Oracle VirtualBox, I have noticed VirtualBox host-only network adapter was not created. And I got below error message, when I add an VirtualBox host-only network adapter thru VirualBox console(GUI)

"Failed to create host-only network interface"

To solve this problem, I have to create an Oracle VirtualBox host-only network adapter with following steps

1. From Control Panel, Add New Hardware  (New network adapter)

2. Click Have Disk; (point it to C:\Program Files\Oracle\VirtualBox\drivers\network\netadp\VBoxNetAdp.inf)

3. Select VirtualBox Host-only Ethernet Adapter

4. OKay to install the unsigned driver

After completed instation, go to Oracle VM VirtualBox console and choose Preference network and add an VirturalBox host-only network adapter.

Again I have started SampleApp_V107 through OVM, its coming up without having any problem and working fine my OBIEE 11.1..5 sample applications

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Anonymous said...

super, it was really helped me

Anonymous said...

nice one, keep it up mate

luka said...

I mistakenly deleted the network card virtualbox and now I can not recreate it.
I followed your steps to the point 4 OKay to install the unsigned driver).
Gives me an error of unavailable resources without installing the network card.
Could you help me?

Pendyala said...

It worked like charm