Bitnami Virtual Machine Images, also known as virtual appliances, contain a minimal Linux operating system and a fully installed and configured Bitnami application Stack. This allows you to run the application without actually installing it on your computer’s operating system. Using a virtualization platform, you can simply start and stop the Bitnami Virtual Machine Image whenever you want to use the application. This allows you to keep it completely isolated from software installed on your machine.
After you download and extract a Bitnami Virtual Machine Image (the file is compressed to reduce the download size), it will be ready to be deployed in your virtualization infrastructure. If you don’t already have a virtualization platform, or ‘hypervisor’, installed, you can download either VMware Player or VirtualBox free of charge. Once you have one installed, you’ll be able to run a Bitnami Virtual Machine Image.
To download a Bitnami Virtual Machine Image, visit our download page, select your application of choice and then click on the download link.
To learn more, visit our Virtual Machine Image FAQ.