Join Scott Simpson for an in-depth discussion in this video Lab setup, part of Linux Foundation Cert Prep: Remote Access (Ubuntu).
- [Instructor] In this course, I'm using two virtual machines: one running Ubuntu server, which will act as my remote server, and one running the usual desktop environment that I've been using in the rest of the courses. I'm using the server VM so we have a clean environment to install a desktop into, rather than dealing with removing and then resetting up such an environment from an existing one. You could also use a remote server on a cloud provider. Though, be aware if you do, some providers don't provide enough memory on the lowest tier offerings to run a desktop environment. Generally speaking, you'll want about 512 megabytes of RAM, or more.
My machines are both on the same local virtual network, again, for ease of management. If you're using systems on different networks, you'll need to remember to manage the firewall in between them as well, in addition to the individual machine's firewalls. At this point in the series, I expect that you're able to navigate the command line to install and remove software, to troubleshoot some errors, and to set the networking parameters for your system the way that they need to be configured. If you've watched the previous courses in this series, you should have the knowledge you need in order to follow along. And if you're brand new to this series, you may need to consult the prior courses, or the man pages if you get stuck.