Virtual appliances

Categories: Personal, Virtualisation

I tried a lot of “appliance” but the most of them are not appliance. Always the same stuff, they virtualize a server and call it virtual appliance. There is no menu to configure the network and so on. Just an virtual machine with an full OS and an application. A real virtual appliance has an […]

OpenSource RedHat Satellite Server – Spacewalk

Categories: CentOS, Software Management

I found this software during my search for a management solution for a virtual appliance farm running hundreds of CentOS based virtual machines. As CentOS is binary compatible to RedHat it makes sense to use a RedHat satellite server equivalent for software management. Spacewalk is an open source (GPLv2) Linux systems management solution. It is […]

Update about Proxmox

Categories: HP, Proxmox, Virtualisation

My HP Dl115 G5 is now running Proxmox VE. My first impression is that this is a quite good virtualisation plattform. I have created some virtual machines (OpenVZ using the templates and KVM using a Ubuntu 10.04 iso) which was really easy! In the next days I’m going to run some tests with different configurations. […]

Setup a Windows XP appliance …

Categories: ESXi, Ideas, PowerShell, Scripts, VMware

Currently I setup a Windows XP appliance which I would like to use for a new way to manage a VMware ESXi plattform. A colleague had this idea to create an interface to manage ESXi free server’s from any kind of CMS. Some details: OS: Windows XP Software: Apache, PHP, Powershell, VMware PowerCLI, JSON for […]