VMTN Virtual Appliances – the 52 that looked interesting to me

I have been using vmware for a while now..
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.
All you need to do is download the free VMware Player, which will let you run one of these virtual appliances on any Windows or Linux desktop.
Great for testing, coding, and learning. You can read more about virtualization on the VMware site.

The List of 52 Appliances (in no particular order)

  1. The Web Developer Appliance
  2. FreeNAC
  3. SmoothWall
  4. SSL-Explorer 0.2.9_04 for VMWare
  5. sipX
  6. VoIPonCD – an easy to configure Voice over IP PBX
  7. PBXware – IP-PBX Phone System
  8. vmTrac
  9. ISPConfig Webhosting Appliance
  10. middleman: the easy way to share data
  11. VHCS VM – Virtual Hosting Server with an Open Source Control Panel
  12. UbuntuFax
  13. Collaboration2
  14. Rails Appliance
  15. Catacomb WebDAV Server
  16. Owl
  17. rPath DevInfraNix
  18. The Official Gallery Appliance
  19. Pastebin Appliance
  20. Subversion and WebSVN on Ubuntu Server
  21. Novell® iFolder on OpenSuse with VMware Tools
  22. rPath LAMP Appliance
  23. Personal Backup Appliance
  24. Tamper-Proof Internet Cafe for diskless machines
  25. Bugzilla
  26. PXE Installer and Recovery Appliance
  27. HowNetWorks
  28. rPath SugarCRM Appliance
  29. Ultimate Deployment Appliance v1.3
  30. Fedora Core 6
  31. A virtual Playground
  32. Instant Cluster w/ Condor and automatic network configuration.
  33. OS Integrated Live CD Player
  34. Browser Appliance
  35. OSCAR Cluster Headnode
  36. XUbuntu (5.10)
  37. Linbox Rescue Server Commercial Edition
  38. Linbox Rescue Server GPL edition
  39. Kickstart Appliance
  40. LiveCD Player
  41. FreeNAS
  42. VMWare Appliance Client
  43. Hercules Load Balancer Virtual Appliance
  44. Trellis NAS Bridge Appliance
  45. Grid-Appliance
  46. Helix Agile Development Virtual Appliance
  47. Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2 Enterprise Edition Virtual Appliance
  48. AAH, Now TrixBox, Asterisk Virtual Machine
  49. Asterisk@Home Trixbox 1.1
  50. GVM
  51. Knoppix 5.01 in a virtual machine (can also be used as a very fast free X server for windows)
  52. Openfiler

Comments 26

  1. hassan abass wrote:

    i need to download ubunutax and middleman but i was not able using torrent.
    is there another way.
    please send me email.

    hassan abass

    Posted 15 Feb 2008 at 10:39 am
  2. hassan abass wrote:

    i am looking for free fax server where i can send and receive faxes via my email but the server must be running in my office.

    Posted 15 Feb 2008 at 10:39 am
  3. hassan abass wrote:

    is there a way to run software without using operating systems like windows.
    i mean like running java software without operating systems.

    Posted 15 Feb 2008 at 10:40 am
  4. elran wrote:

    hi hassan,

    i’m gonna go ahead and upload all the zipped appliances that i downloaded around the time when i first wrote this post.

    this way i can get them off my hard drive and onto my webserver where i have plenty of disk space.

    also, anyone else who is having trouble downloading the apps via torrent can get some of them here, as a second option.

    i’ve got about a dozen or so of these apps including:
    - middleman
    - ubuntuFax
    - Owl ubuntu
    - pastebin
    - sugarcrm
    - VCatacomb
    - vmTrac
    - isoplayer
    - Fedora 6
    …and a few others.

    you can download the from here:

    Posted 15 Feb 2008 at 4:44 pm
  5. hassan abass wrote:




    Posted 21 Feb 2008 at 10:10 am
  6. hassan abass wrote:

    i have download the ubuntufax and it is runing good.
    i really thank you for your kindness.

    Posted 22 Feb 2008 at 8:04 am
  7. elran wrote:

    hey, no problem..
    i’m glad it worked out for you.

    Posted 22 Feb 2008 at 11:49 am
  8. hassan abass wrote:


    Posted 23 Feb 2008 at 12:36 am
  9. elran wrote:

    i used to run Simply Accounting on a Win2k machine shared with other PC’s..

    what i did was install from the Win2k machine onto a shared / network drive (this happened to be a linux machine running SAMBA) and then i could access this install from the other PC’s on the network as well.

    it didn’t always work perfectly, and sometimes the other PC’s would just decide to not be able to open Simply Accounting off the network. Other times, the data would get all corrupted and i would eventually have to restore from backups.

    so, make a ton of backups if go this route.

    you could also, maybe, set up the stand alone PC with Windows Advanced Server and use Terminal Services clients on all the other PC’s to connect to the main server and access FOXPRO. The server would need to be configured so that each PC that tried to connect had an account on the server as well.

    that’s just off the top of my head..
    haven’t had to work with a single Windows machine or software in about 2 years. Go Linux!

    Posted 23 Feb 2008 at 12:09 pm
  10. hassan abass wrote:

    my friend, I use windows, just because most of software you can find easily with windows.
    outlook, emails and other office work run fine with windows. and all i use is not licened(ops) so i did not pay it.
    I like to go linux, but linux is really tough to learn and need a lot to configure and run.


    Posted 26 Feb 2008 at 1:55 am
  11. abou ali wrote:

    what is best solution to share printer and harddisk over lan.
    note that some folders may be access with no password and others with password to log in.


    Posted 07 Mar 2008 at 1:18 pm
  12. elran wrote:

    the easiest way i can think of to share files and printer would be to:
    1. get a router with network print sharing ability (with a connection via parallel port, usb, or RJ45/ethernet)
    2. get an external harddrive with network sharing capability (with a connection via RJ45/ethernet)

    that would give you a portable, platform independent solution but you may have to buy these items.

    the other way to do it using only open source softwares:
    1. install a Linux based file server running SAMBA server (file sharing for Linux/Mac/Win)
    2. install your printer on the SAMBA server itself, or on an machine that is connected to the local network and also has file and printer sharing turned on.

    this solution is a bit more complex, but might be cheaper to set up.

    Posted 07 Mar 2008 at 2:22 pm
  13. hassan wrote:

    thanx for info

    Posted 11 Mar 2008 at 3:57 pm
  14. macdonaldc wrote:

    really curious about Ubuntufax. im thinking that although i would love to have this piece over ip it sounds like with all the asterix servers out there that are capable the quality of the fax just isnt there.

    this is a newbie question relative to faxing. if i go with Ubuntufax i need a modem and a POTS line from my telco dedicated to fax…right?

    Thanks in advance

    Posted 03 May 2008 at 10:33 am
  15. macdonaldc wrote:

    Also is Ubuntufax activley supported. the vmware site indicates that it was last updated was 2006. Does anyone know if there have been updates done?

    Posted 03 May 2008 at 10:36 am
  16. elran wrote:

    i’m not too experienced at using Ubuntufax, but i would imagine you need both a POTS line and a modem.

    as for whether or not it is being actively maintained, i would assume you could still keep the Ubuntu OS updated and secured even though the Fax component isn’t being maintained.

    also, i would check out Hylafax – they are claiming to be: “The world’s most advanced open source fax server”. Could be a viable alternative.

    Posted 10 May 2008 at 10:51 am
  17. Simo wrote:

    thx for sharing …
    I downloaded the UbuntuFax VM, but couldn’t open it or convert it using VMware converter…

    Posted 10 Mar 2011 at 10:47 am
  18. elran wrote:

    hey Simo,

    I sent you an email regarding this.

    Posted 12 Mar 2011 at 1:44 pm
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