Installing the Guavus SQLstream Virtual Hard Disk

The Guavus SQLstream Trial Virtual Hard Disk contains an Ubuntu Server with s-Server and StreamLab installed. It can run on any Windows 10 Pro system with Hyper V enabled. The Guavus SQLstream Trial Virtual Hard Disk is a file format that contains a virtual hard drive. The file is a single zip archive in VHD, and contains a Virtual Hard Disk and metadata for automating on import. We have tested VHD with Microsoft’s Hyper V.


In order to run the Guavus SQLstream Trial Virtual Hard Disk with good performance, we recommend a host system with 4 cores and 8GB.

What to Import

The VHD is a single 2.7 GB file called Guavus SQLstream It is available from

Contents of VHD

The Guavus SQLstream Trial VHD is built on an Ubuntu Server 16.04 instance with the GNOME 3 desktop. The automatic user is user named “Guavus SQLstreamr.” The user “Guavus SQLstreamr” has no password and can use sudo, also without a password. (See for details on sudo.) In order to accommodate s-Server’s installation requirements, the following are preinstalled:

  • Oracle JDK 1.8.0_25 (installed manually)
  • lsb-core
  • lighttpd
  • php5-cgi

The StreamLab package is also preinstalled. See The Using StreamLab Guide for more details on this product.

Steps to Get the Virtual Hard Disk Running

  1. Download the zip file containing the VHD from Unzip the file.
  2. Start Windows Hyper-V.
  3. Click New > Virtual Machine.
  4. Click Next in the New Virtual Machine wizard.
  5. On the Specify Name and Location page, type an appropriate name.
  6. On the Assign Memory page, enter 4096 to start the guest operating system.
  7. On the Configure Networking page, leave Not Connected as the setting.
  8. On the Connect Virtual Hard Disk and Installation Options pages, select Use an Existing Virtual hard disk and click Next.
  9. On the Summary page, verify your selections and then click Finish.
  10. Once it is running, the virtual machine will automatically log in to the Linux desktop:

See the Building Streaming Applications Guide for ideas on what to do next.