Sunday, April 20, 2008

Linux in Virtualbox

at last... something not for vmware. some Linux preinstalled for Virtualbox use...

Sheer convenience is the purpose of; and consistent with the GNU and Open Source tradition everything is completely Free of charge. With Virtual Linux Operating Systems ranging from Debian based distros to Red Hat, VirtLinux is stepping up the game of the open source community making it that much easier to get a taste of the Linux scene.

* Almost everything comes pre-installed with guest additions
* All downloads are up-to-date as of November 6th, 2007
* ReactOS does not have guest additions installed
* OpenSuse will not be made available due to the extensive license requirements
* Guest additions do not function properly on Google OS

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Friday, April 18, 2008

Mandriva Directory Server Virtual Appliance

now you can replace your active directory server with opensource alternative.

Mandriva Directory Server is an enterprise directory platform based on LDAP designed to manage identities, access control informations, policies, application settings and user profiles.

If you already use Samba, Postfix, Squid or CUPS, you can benefit from MDS today to manage your infrastructure.

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Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Linbox Rescue Server

Linbox Rescue Server can be your disaster-recovery plan.

The Linbox Rescue Server is an asset management software including 5 modules :

  • system backup for emergency crash recovery, hard disk cloning or deployment using a PXE network boot. This module was fully developped by Linbox FAS.
  • file backup, based on the famous BackupPC, to which we have added a configuration interface,
  • inventory, based on ocs-inventory agents, and on an agent which runs during the PXE network boot,
  • Software deployment module which works with Linux, MacOS X and MS Windows clients, or any Un*x system running OpenSSH,
  • remote control, based on TightVNC.

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Backup and Restore your networked computers with this VMWare Appliance.

Restore is an enterprise server-based backup and data recovery system. Restore can backup servers on any operating system and restore your files with just a few mouse clicks. You can backup or restore your files simply by navigating a directory tree.
RESTOREVM is an Ubuntu Server based Virtual Machine appliance with RESTORE running in it. If you are familiar with VM appliances and want to test RESTORE out this is a great solution!

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Monday, April 14, 2008

Perfect Linux Servers

howtoforge not only details on how to setup the perfect linux servers. it's now also provide downloadable VMWare images. too bad... it's for subscribers only.

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Wednesday, April 2, 2008

openQRM Virtual Appliances

a ready to run VMWare Appliance to monitor your datacenter.

Advantages of openQRM
  • Maintains efficient data center operations; handles failures smoothly and automatically.
  • Customer-proven in critical business environments
  • Manages physical servers and virtual machines, seamlessly and automatically
  • Open source systems management software:
    • Saves money in both the short and long term
    • Allows both system administrators and data centers to tailor a solution to fit their needs – as opposed to utilizing a proprietary “one-size-fits-all” product
    • Standard user space application runs on any x86 Linux

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Friday, February 8, 2008

Free Network Monitoring with CommandCenter NOC

CommandCenter NOC, agent-less Data Center Network Monitoring System by Raritan.

The award winning CommandCenter NOC is an easy to use agent-less IT operations management system. It easily introduces to your complex network an integrated toolset that will improve overall service availability, network performance, security and asset management at a fraction of the total expected cost and complexity.

The virtual appliance combines the downloadable delivery advantages of a software product with the "ease of deployment" found in a fully configured CommandCenter NOC appliance. The Virtual Appliance is preconfigured and includes all the components to work in a VMware player 1.0.3 environment.

Winner of "Communications Week Editor's Choice Award 2007"

Finalist of "Best of Interop Management, Network Software & Services"

Finalist of "CeBIT Emerging Technology Innovation Award"

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