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Grokking VMWare: SQUID/SARG appliance

Link: Grokking VMWare | Jon Watson’s Tales from the Motherboard.

I also modded a SQUID VM today by adding SARG and reporting to it. This is a good example of where the true value comes in for us. …

The SQUID/SARG VM is a great example. It’s configured with two NICs
- one bridged to the 10. network and assigned 10.0.50.20 and the other
set to host-only which provides the Internet access. I can now drop
this VM into any of our sites and simply by setting the proxy in the
Windows clients to 10.0.50.20:3128 full proxying complete with daily
spy-reports are available.

Some apps aren’t really suited for a VM, but things like this proxy
VM are a great example. Anything that is self-contained and provides
some significant functionality is a good candidate for VM’ing.