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Suggestion about Virtual Appliances

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Avatar King InuYasha 4 post(s)

I would suggest that instead of targeting to VMware, you might want to target to VirtualBox instead. I’m aware that SUSE Studio does not directly output VirtualBox images, but VMDKs that SUSE Studio does spit out can be used by VirtualBox instead.

Since VirtualBox has an open source version, you could have it compiled and included with the virtual appliance in a tarball.

If not VirtualBox, then possibly support QEMU instead. At least through QEMU you get to automatically support KVM, which is the Linux kernel’s included virtualization software.

Avatar Daniel Lopez Administrator 140 post(s)

Hi, the VMWare images will run ok on latest VirtualBox, also eventually plan support for Xen, KVM as well as other non-Suse targets. Thanks for the suggestions

Avatar Rodrigo 25 post(s)

Hi, I would like to know if bitnami appliances are compatible with kvm as well, it would be a good thing ….

Avatar Beltrán Rueda Administrator 3,714 post(s)


Thanks for your suggestion. This is on our TODO list. As a workaround you can use a KVM converter to run the BitNami Virtual Appliances in KVM

Avatar Rodrigo 25 post(s)

I’ve tried to convert the .vmdk, but I couldn’t get it to work in Fedora14, it keeps complaining about “disk not bootable”
I would like to try converting the .vmx file with vmware2libvirt, but I could not find a RPM package for “virt-goodies”.
I guess I should try in Ubuntu.

Avatar Beltrán Rueda Administrator 3,714 post(s)

This also could help you