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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Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Linux VMWare Appliances

Now, you can test more than few dozens Linux distros as VMWare Appliances easily.they have it (almost) all, from Archlinux to Zenserver/Zenwalk. just download the appliances, extract and 'play' the vmx files.

now, i'm downloading and trying myself few linux i never heard off...

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Friday, January 25, 2008

Nagios Virtual Appliances

Network Monitoring System as VMWare Appliance let you easily monitor your networks with ease.

it's a preconfigured VMware appliance for easy use of NagiosOnCD. Nagios,
NagiosGrapher and Apache2 are running out of the box. Start the virtual
machine, find out your ip address (see README.NagiosOnCD-VM (
how to find out) and connect with your browser: http://your-ip/nagios

The appliance uses "NAT" for virtual networking, so you can only connect
from your host running the VMware installation. If you want to connect
from outside your machine, you have to change to "Bridged" networking
and must configure networking in the running virtual machine.

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Sunday, January 20, 2008

PBXware free SOHO PBX Appliance

Bicom Systems offering PBXware for free with 4 extension SOHO PBX VMWare Appliance.

PBXware supports a wide range of PSTN and VoIP technologies. Creation of national/global voice networks, Least Cost Routing, Enhanced Voicemail, ACD Queues, IVR Auto Attendants, Conference Bridges, Music on Hold and much more... all deployable as a single unit or redundant network. A real cost saving sulution!!! PBXware is delivered either in CD, Tarball, Appliance or SERVEREware delivery formats each with an easy to use Setup Wizard to assist you to have a functional PBX in minutes. Administration is performed through Web Interface or CLI. Auto updates, system backup, provider templates, call recordings, real time call/agent monitoring are just some of advanced features offered.
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Monday, January 14, 2008

Vyatta: the free Cisco replacement?

a free, opensource Enterprise-class router / firewall / VPN designed to replace your expensive Cisco systems.

Vyatta has changed the networking world by developing the first commercially supported, open-source router, firewall, VPN solution to provide an alternative to over-priced, inflexible products from proprietary vendors. Vyatta delivers the features, performance, and reliability of an enterprise-class secure router with the added benefits of flexible deployment options--x86 hardware, blade servers, virtualization-- freedom to integrate applications, and the economic advantages of commodity hardware and components.

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Untangle: The Open Source Network Gateway

Untangle is an opensource network gateway. or, most people would call firewall instead. just like ipcop / m0n0wall / etc... plus, content filtering.

Untangle delivers an integrated family of applications that help you simplify and consolidate the network and security products you need, in one place at the network gateway. The most popular applications let businesses block spam, spyware, viruses, and phish, filter out inappropriate web content, control unwanted protocols like instant messaging, and provide remote access and support options to their employees. Every downloadable application is pre-configured and guaranteed to work together.

  • All applications run on one off-the-shelf server
  • Pre-configured on-demand downloads
  • Integrated administration and reporting

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Monday, January 7, 2008

X-M0n0wall - the M0n0wall VMWare Appliance

X-Monowall is the famous m0n0wall (freebsd) firewall with very easy GUI inside VMWare

This appliance has been submitted to the VMware Appliance directory and was rated 12th in the contest. Please go to VMware to download (and rate!) this appliance or download the latest version (1.232) from this site. There's a brief description available of how to set it up.

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Saturday, January 5, 2008

Personal Backup VMWare Appliance

opensource alternative to Norton Ghost Server + SyncToy in form of VMWare Appliance.

The Personal Backup Appliance (PBA) provides -TWO- crucial backup functions.

Hard Disk Clone, Backup and Restore
First, the Personal Backup Appliance provides a simple user-friendly interface to backup and restore entire hard disk drives over the network. This functionality is similar to that of commercial products such as Norton Ghost Server, but there is no added cost for additional software or hardware. This feature simplifies consumer hard disk backup, streamlines OS deployment in corporate IT environments, and provides a simple harness to backup and restore virtual machines in VMPlayer. Such a setup on physical hardware would require a non-trivial amount of time to set up on top of hardware costs. The intended audience is any consumer that wants a no-hassles backup solution. All you need to do is power on the VM, and then boot from the client on the system that you want to backup.

The Personal Backup Appliance backs up the entire hard disk. The MBR, partition table and all partitions are copied. The Personal Backup Appliance aims to be an easy and fast backup solution. Most partitions types such as NTFS, FAT16/32, and ext3 are supported by tools that understand the filesystem, so only the data is copied, and empty space is ignored. This makes copying very fast. For other partition types, raw copies are made. The technology working behind the scenes in PBA is not new. In fact, many of the open source programs and tools used in PBA have been around for a long time. The innovation in PBA is in the presentation and the integration of these programs and tools.

NAS Device
Second, the Personal Backup Appliance provides a simple NAS service for drag-and-drop incremental backup through Windows (SMB) shares. When coupled with helper backup software such as SyncToy (free download for Windows) or rsync, the PBA can provide similar functionality to commercial hardware products such as the Mirra Personal Server in addition to standard NAS services.

via The Canned OS Project
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Novell ZENWorks Virtual Machine Management

Pick your virtual environment; VMware, Xen or Microsoft. Novell ZENworks Virtual Machine Management manages the entire lifecycle of your choice of virtual machines. Virtual Machine Management is critical to efficiently implementing virtualization in your data center and achieving a return on your investment.

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CacheGuard VMWare Appliance

CacheGuard OS is an integrated solution based on a custom-hardened version of Linux built from scratch and specially designed to secure and optimize Web traffics. The result is a powerful affordable turn-key solution that allows you to protect and optimize Web traffics crossing your Web infrastructure.

CacheGuard OS features numerous technologies in a single functional network equipment. Technologies like Proxy, Firewall, Bandwidth Shaping, Caching, HTTP Compression, URL filtering, HTTP request Content Filtering are all integrated into a unique Operating System with respect to a high level integrity.

Integrating numerous services in a single network equipment, leverages the implementation work, improves performances and reduce the final solution cost.

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NexentaStor VMWare Virtual Storage Appliances

NAS Storage Server on VMWare Appliances

Nexenta Storage Appliance is designed and built to operate as 2nd tier storage alongside pre-existing commercial storage, providing online continuation of data for months and years, with tapes relegated to archival purposes only. The appliance is targeted for 2nd-tier NAS and iSCSI applications requiring extremely low cost storage as well as dramatically simplified provisioning, expansion, backup, replication and archiving. NexentaStor can also be used as a primary NAS in businesses that wish to expand at closer to commodity pricing.

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Lxadmin Host-InA-Box in OpenVZ

Lxlabs' Lxadmin Host-InA-Box template cache for OpenVZ

LxadminTM Host-In-A-Box TM, a full featured web hosting platform that supports apache/lighttpd, bind/djbdns and pure-ftpd, is the most revolutionary thing to happen to vps hosting. When used with lighttpd, it finally makes vps hosting a reasonable choice to the millions of people who are suffocating in the shared environment. The primary barrier to the vps adoption was the minimum RAM requirement, which was completely independent of the number of websites. Even if you had only a couple of websites, to run it comfortably you would at least need 256MB RAM. With its 15MB RAM requirement Lxadmin HIB finally makes a vps affordable to everyone.

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Zimbra Collaboration Suite VMWare Virtual Server Appliance

Developer Release of Zimbra Collaboration Suite Network Edition as VMWare Virtual Server Appliance.

Developer Releases are provided for evaluation purposes only and are considered BETA quality. They should not under any circumstance be installed in a production environment. There is no official Zimbra Team Support for these builds. Use Zimbra Forums and documentation for questions, and all bugs should be reported via the Zimbra Bugzilla database.

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Trixbox in OpenVZ

it's trixbox template cache inside openvz container

trixbox®, spelled with a lowercase 't', is a line of Asterisk®-based IP-PBX products designed to meet the needs of companies from 2 to 500 employees. With two FREE products ranging from the open-source community edition to our hybrid-hosted, commercially-proven solution, you are guaranteed to find a trixbox that is right for you.

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Virtual Machinez

all new blog on virtualization, virtual machines, paravirtualization, hardware / OS level virtualization, container, hypervisor, and everything elses.

covering software like vmware, qemu, kvm, parallels, ms virtual server, bosch, openvz, virtuozzo, linux vserver, solaris zones, freebsd jail, xen, user mode linux and hardware like intel / amd cpu that support hardware virtualization.