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Installing Virtual Box Virtual Machine
This is Part 1 of the ATOR Relay Education Series.
Hello and welcome to the first part in the Ator Relay Education Series. This tutorial will guide you through the steps in creating an environment for your relay.
Whether you are running Windows, or MacOS, a virtual machine will allow you to run a Linux based distribution, aiding in the process of relay configuration.
For a more detailed guide, there will be a YouTube link at the end of this article, as well as a link to the ATOR discord server where the team, or other relay operators will be happy to assist you if you run into any issues!
This tutorial requires connection to the internet as well as a machine with at least 25GB of free storage and 1GB of memory. All tutorials are done on a Windows machine running Windows 10 operating system, however, the software is available on most operating systems including Windows, MacOS, and Linux.
An imagined image of an ATOR node
Download tab on the Virtual Box website
Once the VirtualBox installer is downloaded, run the installer and follow the on-screen instructions to install VirtualBox on your computer. The installation process may vary depending on your operating system, but it’s generally straightforward. Be sure to read and accept the license agreement during the installation process.
Virtual Box installer opening after installation
After the installation is complete, launch VirtualBox. You should see the VirtualBox Manager window, which is the main interface for managing your virtual machines.
Virtual Box application interface