Eight great virtual appliances for VMware, free for the downloading
The combination of free open source and virtual machines is hard to beat
By Frank J. Ohlhorst | InfoWorld | Published: 16:16, 03 September 10
Virtual appliances are great for the same reasons physical appliances took the IT world by storm: They make deployment a snap, even instantaneous, while at the same time reducing costs. The combination of free open source and virtual machines is hard to beat, here are some of the handiest virtual appliances. For more, check out our full review here.
Openfiler NAS and SAN
Openfiler is a full-fledged NAS/SAN appliance (or IP storage gateway) that can be downloaded as a virtual appliance for VMware and Xen hypervisors directly from openfiler.com. Openfiler offers storage administrators a set of powerful tools that are used to manage complex storage environments. The product brings reliability to storage with support for both software and hardware RAID, monitoring and alerting facilities, and volume snapshot and recovery features.