Option one (using VirtualBox)

This virtual machine image contains everything you need for the tutorial already installed – The operating system (Centos 7), MySQL 5.7, MySQL 5.6, MySQL 5.5 and MariaDB 10 (installed with MySQL Sandbox) and the database preloaded:

You will need 10-20GB of free space due to the large example database installed in several MySQL/MariaDB versions at the same time.
Manual for the Virtual machine in short: VirtualBox > File > Import Appliance... > Start > Login as User: dbahire / Password: dbahire > Run startxfce4

Option two – DIY (setting your own environment)

If you do not want to use a virtual machine or you prefer using your own cloud or bare metal server/laptop for testing, here you have all the pieces separately, but it may take you some time to put them together. You do not need these if you downloaded the Virtual Machine: