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Appliances and OVF: The packaged approach to deployment

Appliances are a great way to approach system deployments for your VMware environment. We are seeing more and more of this method of delivery of application environments, and with the increased number of vendors jumping on board, this is a sign that something is being done right. What is an Appliance? The appliance in a VMware sense is a packaged …

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Deploying the VMware vCenter Virtual Appliance on OSX

For those who want to leverage VMware vCenter for your lab, but you are running on Mac OSX with VMware Fusion, there are a couple of quick steps to get you working. The secondary title to this article could really be “How to deploy an OVF template on VMware Fusion”, but the specific goal I’m after is my vCenter appliance …