summary: In this topic, you will learn how to deploy Plesk from a QCOW2 image on Oracle VirtualBox.

We will use Plesk running on Ubuntu 22 as an example, but you can also deploy Plesk running on CentOS 7 the same way.



  1. 下载并在您的计算机上安装VirtualBox。
  2. 从下载`plesk-ubuntu-latest.qcow2`镜像。
  3. 将QCOW2镜像为VMDK格式。

Deploying Plesk Using a Converted QCOW2 Image

To deploy Plesk on VirtualBox using a QCOW2 image converted to the VMDK format, create a virtual server. Here’s how to do it:

  1. 在 VirtualBox 中点击 新建 图标:

    image QCOW2_VB_Create_VM_Button

  2. 在“创建虚拟机”窗口中,指定虚拟机和操作系统的名称,以及内存大小:

    image QCOW2_VB_Create_VM_Configure_parameters


  3. 选择**使用现有的虚拟硬盘文件**,然后单击|QCOW2_VB_Use_Existing_VDF_Icon| 图标。

  4. 在“硬盘选择器”窗口中,点击**添加**:

    image QCOW2_VB_Create_VM_Configure_hard_disk

  5. Select the QCOW2 image you downloaded and converted to the VMDK format, and then click Choose.

  6. 点击 Create (创建)。

  7. 单击**启动**,打开已创建的虚拟机:

    image QCOW2_VB_Run_VM_Power_On_VM

  8. 选择**Ubuntu**,然后按ENTER键:

    image QCOW2_VB_Run_VM_Select_OS


Logging in to the Created Virtual Machine

A virtual machine with Plesk created from a converted QCOW2 image does not have a preconfigured SSH password. There are two ways to log in to the virtual machine:

  • Boot into recovery mode and set the root password. You need to do this for every virtual machine with Plesk you create.
  • Use the “cloud-init” utility shipped with the Plesk QCOW2 image to preconfigure the server and set the root password. For example, you can use the “NoCloud” datasource to create an ISO image or a virtual hard drive containing the user-data file. Connect this ISO image or a virtual hard drive to the virtual machine before booting it up, and the cloud-init utility should configure the SSH user so that you can log in. You can then use that ISO image or a virtual hard drive with every virtual machine you create.