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How to run AX2012 HyperV on Virtualbox (Step by step guide)

    Download virtual box and the extension pack.

2.
Once you have installed, create a new virtual machine.

3.
Select Windows 2008 64bit

4.
Allocate a good portion of memory (4GB recommended)

6.
Un-tick the boot Hard Disk. Add disks manual after the wizard is finished.

6. Click on your new virtual image settings

7.
Navigate to Storage
Add hard disks by clicking the disk icon – then “Choose existing disk”
Repeat this step for all 3 vhd files.
·         AX5-W8R2-01.vhd
·         AX5-W8R2-01_DB.vhd
·         AX5-W8R2-01_PF.vhd

8.
After you have finished. Settings should look like this:

9. Start your image

 
Configure sharepoint 
After you have managed to get it to start, there are a couple other things to be aware of:
1. Start the AOS by going to the windows services and start manually
2. All seems to work except for Enterprise Portal
To fix this modify your hosts file “C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\Hosts”
Open this file with notepad and add in the line
                127.0.0.1              Sharepoint
                127.0.0.1              dynamicsax.contoso.com
It should look like this:

3.  When you run a report - it will be slow on first run. Don't kill it; leave it for a few minutes. Mine took ~4minutes to run first time. After that, it is very responsive. Standard SSRS caching.


Update 07-10-2011:
RTM version of the image uses
127.0.0.1 dynamicsax.contoso.com

 

Enjoy.

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