This tutorial teaches how to install and use the ERP5 Virtual Machine. The virtual machine is recommended for end users willing to try ERP5 or students taking any of the available online courses (such as OSOE).
This guide will help you obtain a pre-configured ERP5 instance based on pre-defined business templates and categories specifically aimed for evaluating ERP5 and working with it within a course setting.
Download the latest release of the ERP5 Virtual Machine from sourceforge:
The file is called "ERP5Release-x.x.x-osoe-vmx.zip.
Extract the downloaded zip file ERP5Release-x.x.x-osoe-vmx.zip
Open the extracted folder named "ERP5Release".
Open the file "ERP5Release.vmx" with the VMWare Player.
A dialog will pop up to ask you if you moved or copied the VM. It is important that you click "I moved it", because than VMPlayer will keep the predefined MAC Address which is important for the VM to work correctly.
Click with the mouse inside the VM and press Enter to start it.
Enter the user name "tux"
Enter the password "linux"
After you logged in Firefox will start with two tabs: One for the course material, where you can find the readings and tutorials and one with your ERP5 Instance.
Note: It can take up to 15 minutes until the ERP5 Instance is accessible
After clicking on the second Firefox Tab called ERP5 you see the ERP5 Login Form. Username and password are already filled in, they are the same as the VM password: "tux" and "linux". Click the LoginNote: It can take up to 15 minutes until the ERP5 Instance is accessible
You are now logged into ERP5 and ready to start with Session 1 of the OSOE Lecture ERP: Theory, Practice and Configuration.