Thursday Jun 25, 2009

Reducing OpenSolaris (Part1: Approaches and Strategies)

Most modern mature OSes distributions allow users to tune set of installed packages by simple procedures like selecting install profile Basic CLI server or Rich GUI Workstation and many of them offer even more precision profiling to better suit user OS usage profile - like for example profile optimized by size and amount set of packages in CLI server mode to get close to ideal OS profile for Virtual Images creation.

Here we present approaches and procedures how we can easily experiment with similar install profiles in OpenSolaris.

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Wednesday May 27, 2009

Virtual Machines, Templates and Appliances Builder (Main Page)

Main page for Virtual Machines, Virtual Templates and Virtual Appliances Builder (Main Page)[Read More]

OpenSolaris JeOS (Main Page)

Main page for OpenSolaris JeOS (Just Enough Operating System) Prototypes related stuff.

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OVF Standard Overview (Main Page)

In this Corner I will try to consolidate our knowledge and views to OVF (Open Virtualization Format), new Virtualization standard which promise to deliver cross-platform vendor independent distribution framework

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OVF (Open Virtualization Format) Standard Overview (Part 1)

In this Corner I will try to consolidate our knowledge and views to OVF (Open Virtualization Format), new Virtualization standard which promise to deliver cross-platform vendor independent distribution framework. Here is the first part:

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Sunday Apr 19, 2009

Virtualization Glossary

Here I will keep track about my Virtualization Glossaries[Read More]

Thursday Apr 16, 2009

Demonstrating VirtualBox 2.2 providing VMware Wrk 5.x + ESX compatility

For OpenSolaris Virtual Image and Virtual Appliances creation procces most important is , if we can load VMDK file created on VirtualBox into VMware Workstation in ESX server family products. Lets really try it for OpenSolaris 64bit. For example for Devel, QA and LAB services can be important to make direct VMDK disk migration without to go throw painful OVF virtual disk compression/decompression.

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Home No-Network needed OpenSolaris Live-CD IPS REPO full mirror

One time my child was sick I need to work from home for longer time, unfortunately I was in this time assigned to project required a IPS repository access. My network a home is not enough stable to use IPS remote mirror, so I as workaround use this script to create Home No-Network needed OpenSolaris Live-CD IPS REPO full mirror I think you can find this approach and script helpful in home Virtual Appliances prototyping.[Read More]

Wednesday Apr 15, 2009

Virtual Appliances & OVF Workshop

Main page for our expertize about Virtual Appliances & OVF[Read More]
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