Virtual Machine Software (VirtualBox)

Install the free VirtualBox. Please stay away from the newest version, as they tend to have minor issues with our VMs, based on our past experience. If the current version is 6.0.22, go for 6.0.18 will be safer. Although our instructions are only for VirtualBox, the pre-built VM images can also run on VMWare.

Pre-built Virtual Machine Images (Ubuntu)

All the SEED labs should be conducted in our pre-built virtual machine image, because we have installed all the necessary tools, software, and libraries that are needed by the SEED labs. Students just need to download the VM, and run it using VirtualBox (or VMWare).

  • SEED Ubuntu16.04 VM (32-bit): This VM was built in June 2019. We have made some small changes based on the 2018-May version.
  • (Cloud Approach) If you prefer to run the above SEEDUbuntu16.04 VM from Amazon Cloud (AWS), you can find it in AWS's community AMIs. Please read the instruction regarding How to Launch SEEDUbuntu VM in AWS. It should be noted that the default password for this VM has been changed (see the same document).

  • SEED Ubuntu12.04 VM (32-bit): This VM was built in Jaunary 2016; it has been phased out. However, two of the SEED labs still depend on this VM.