To use the ActionGUI virtual machine you need to have installed in your local machine VirtualBox (4.1.18 or higher).

Also, you must have 3GB of RAM plus 20GB of free space in your hard disk.


To install the ActionGUI virtual machine,

  1. Download the ActionGUI virtual machine's hard disk image from Please, be aware that the size of the ActionGUI virtual machine's hard disk image is over 4.4GB. 
  2. Open your VirtualBox.
  3. Click on File | Import Appliance.
  4. Select and open the import appliance saved in the ActionGUI.ova file.
  5. Click on Next >
  6. Click Import (unless you want to change the import appliance's default settings).
  7. After a few minutes, the ActionGUI virtual machine will appear in your VirtualBox's main window.

Virtual machine


To start the ActionGUI virtual machine,

  1. Open VirtualBox.
  2. Select the ActionGUI virtual machine (ActionGUI) on the main window.
  3. Click on Start.
At this point, a window will be opened. This window will contain the ActionGUI virtual machine (Figure 1). Be aware that the ActionGUI virtual machine may take a few minutes to start.
Figure 1: ActionGUI virtual machine


The ActionGUI virtual machine runs a Kubuntu 14.04 LTS, which has the following software installed:
  • Oracle JDK 7 
  • MySQL server 5.5
  • Netbeans IDE 8.0.2
  • Maven 3.0.5


User accounts and permissions

  • There is an account already created for a user named actiongui. The user actiongui has sudo permissions. The password of the user actiongui is actiongui.


  • The name of the root user is root and its password is actiongui.


  • The plugin for editing ActionGUI models is already installed and activated.
  • Some project examples are already created and opened. You can use subversion to update these projects. However, be aware that your local changes will not be committed in the public repository.


  • The information to access the ActionGUI's maven repository is already specified in the local settings.xml file.