OVD Demo Virtual Appliance
Report your experience to: report-ovd-bugs at ulteo dot com - thx!
KVM doesn't have full support of OVF/OVA yet. A specific image, compatible with KVM, is provided.
To run the virtual appliance from the command line with KVM, either run our special kvm script (included in the archive):
# tar xfvj Ulteo-ovd-3.0.3-demo-appliance.tar.bz # Ulteo-ovd-3.0.3-demo-appliance.run
Or, if you are a KVM wizard, use your own settings:
# tar xfjj ulteo-vappliace-3.0.tar.bz2 # kvm -hda ulteo-vappliance-3.0-disk1.qcow2 -net nic,model=e1000 -net tap
Note: these command lines require root privileges. Also, check that kvm is installed and enabled on your system!
This is a ready to run Virtual Appliance. Only network configuration if required if you don't have a DHCP server in the network where you connect the VM.
OVD Administrator account on Session Manager:
Shell account on the Virtual Appliance:
Post-installation doesn't require configuration if you have a DHCP server available to the virtual appliance. The IP address of the VM is printed in the console, before login.
If you don't have a DHCP server, run (as ulteo):
To configure the basic network parameters. Reboot after configuration.
If you want to start to do custom configuration, I recommend to comment the following line in /etc/rc.local:
That line updates the redirection name of the OVD pointing to the current IP of the virtual machine.
And you should disable the inmutable attribute on /etc/udev/rules/70-persistent-net.rules too:
chattr -i /etc/udev/rules/70-persistent-net.rules
This was configured to avoid interface renaming if you move the Virtual Appliance between hypervisors.
If your VMWARE version doesn't support to open OVF directly, use ovftool to conver it to VMX format.
# ovftool Ulteo-ovd-3.0.0-demo-appliance.ova Ulteo-ovd-3.0.0-demo-appliance.vmx (replace the filenames with newer versions if any)
Then add the VMX to your VM inventory.
# sudo virsh net-start default
In Debian Squeeze and may be in other distributions, the virt-image command ignores the format of the disk file and sets it to “raw” instead of “qcow2”.
To fix this problem, run:
sudo virsh edit ulteo-vappliance-3.0
and look for the following line:
<driver name='qemu' type='raw'/>
Replace raw with qcow2.
OVF/OVA creation tests:
Last edited on 10/25/2012 07:29:49