VirtualBox: CloudBees CD (CloudBees Flow) Community Edition Getting Started

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In this module, you will learn how to download, import, start, and register the VirtualBox appliance. This tutorial includes the following information:

  • Download the appliance.
  • Log into the appliance.
  • Register the appliance.
  • Verify that it works.

If you need to install the appliance and either VirtualBox, follow the following steps. You can run the appliance in VirtualBox. Otherwise, skip to Step 1.

To install the appliance into the VMWare Player, go to Installing the Appliance into the VMWare Player.

Prerequisite 1: Download and Install the Appliance.

  1. Go to
  2. Click Download NowFor ElectricFlow Community Edition.
  3. Register to download
  4. Select Get ElectricFlow for VirtualBoxto save
  5. The .zip file is downloaded to your system.

Prerequisite 2: Download and Install VirtualBox.

  1. Go to

  2. Click on Download VirtualBox 5.0.

  3. On the “Download VirtualBox” page, click on the VirtualBox platform package for your operating system.
    The VirtualBox installer is downloaded.

  4. Install VirtualBox on your system

Step 1: Import the Appliance in VirtualBox.

  1. Go to where you saved the .zip file, and extract the files in it.

  2. Double-click on ElectricFlow-.ova.
    VirtualBox opens.

  3. In the Appliance settings dialog box, click Import .
    The pop-up box shows the status of the import operation.

    It can take several minutes to download the appliance, depending on the system performance and the network connection to that system.

    When the process is completed, the ElectricFlow appliance appears in the list with the other appliances installed in VirtualBox.

    NOTE : The VM should be allocated minimum of 4 GB RAM and 2 CPUs to support the ElectricFlow server.

    Updated the VM Hardware settings to meet these requirements.

  4. Select the appliance and click Start to run it.

    When the appliance installation is complete, a terminal window opens.

Step 2: Log into and Register the Appliance.

Starting from the terminal window:

  1. Enter ecloud as the user ID and ecloud as the password.
    The appliance is now running.

  2. Go to http://localhost:7070/register to register the appliance.

  3. To create your account, enter the following information and click Next .
    ElectricFlow user interface (UI) opens.

  4. Enter information in the Additional Information dialog box and click Done.

Step 3: Verify that the Appliance Works.

  1. Enter your user name and password to log into ElectricFlow Community Edition.

  2. On the Home page, click the links to go to the child pages and go through the UI.

  3. If you click Applications , the Application List opens.

    From here, you can click on the application name (jpetstore-app) to see what’s in the application or the application processes in jpetstore-app.

For more information about the child pages, see the other videos, including:

Please use http://localhost:7070/flow to log into the product next time.


NOTE: The VM should be allocated minimum of 4 GB RAM and 2 CPUs to support the ElectricFlow server.

Updated the VM Hardware settings to meet these requirements.

If you see error message VT-x is not available VERR_VMX_NO_VMX ( see screenshot below)

Check that Virtualization is enabled in your OS.

Some options to solve the issue:

These steps enable hardware virtualization flag to true on a Windows VM running on ESX

You need to login to ESX host over ssh, go to the VM’s folder, edit a VM’s VMX file and add one line in the beginning:

vhv.enable = “TRUE”

What’s next

Watch the other tutorials to learn more about ElectricFlow and how to use it to create and run application deployments.

To learn more, go to

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