Grokking VMWare: SQUID/SARG appliance

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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 Read more...

A full deck of 52 interesting virtual appliances

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Link: :: TechBlog :: » Blog Archive » VMTN Virtual Appliances – the 52 that looked interesting to me. Recently, i got sucked into the VMware Technology Network (VMTN) site – again – and browsing through the many virtual appliances available for download, i managed to compile a list of 52 of my favorites. The Read more...

The virtual appliance groundswell

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The virtual appliance groundswell continues. Let’s look at the evolution of the term over the past year or so: Google Trends (some serious data smoothing going on here) Technorati (the spike in March was the launch of the Virtual Appliance Marketplace on VMTN; the spike in August was the Ultimate Virtual Appilance Challenge, and the Read more...

Come on in, the water’s fine: Microsoft Virtual Appliances

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[Updates below: on activation, on vhd files.] New in the Virtual Appliances Marketplace: Microsoft’s new virtual appliances. Simply download the self-extracting archive, and then you can use VMware Workstation, Server, or Player to automatically import and run the virtual appliance inside.  Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2 Enterprise Edition Virtual Appliance Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Virtual Read more...