I'm fairly new to this so I apologize if some of my questions are stupid. I've googled for an hour, and searched the OTN forums for these answers, and even tried a few different things out myself (with no luck); so now I am seeking help here:

I downloaded the :Oracle WebCenter Portal Framework 11g Hands-on VM" from this page: http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/co...-vm/index.html but I'm having trouble getting a few things working, and finding answers to some of my beginner development questions.

Could you please help me get started? Here are my questions and issues:

#1. When I try to open any of the sites in this VM such as Content Server or the Pagelet Producer I get the following error:
"Firefox can't establish a connection to the server at" I tried to configure the port forwarding, but I am new to this so I'm not sure if I used the correct addresses. For the HOST IP's I used the IP of the VM, which I retrieved from hovering my mouse over the adapter settings icon in the bottom right corner. For the GUEST IP I used the IP of my machine that I am running the VM on - this does not feel right to me, but I can't seem to find any information or references that work.

#2. I got an error message saying that the shared folder for D:\TEMP\Host was not created so I went into the Shared Folders settings for this VM and assigned it to a folder 'Host' that I created on my hard drive. Is this O.K.?

I would like to use this VM to create and modify task flows and deploy them to a Web Center instance so that I can hopefully find a good entry level job this year with Oracle software. Please help!

Many thanks,