[OOTB-hive] [INFRA] Virtual Hackathon - Capability of hosting integration/demo environments?

Axel Faust axel.faust.g at googlemail.com
Tue Aug 23 13:59:03 BST 2016

Hello Heiko,

no, I haven't started locally yet so we could do this directly as a new VM
in the target environment. Ubuntu LTS is fine - it's what I primarily use
most of the time anyway.


On 22 August 2016 at 18:51, Heiko Robert <heiko.orderofthebee.info at ecm4u.de>

> Hi Axel,
> > Ok - so VMWare has no relevant license restrictions and the Windows part
> > is only relevant to "us" right, i.e. the people administering the
> > infrastructure?
> yes
> > From your experience, how well would it work if I were to prepare a VM
> > with my local VMWare Player (including working on deployment / restart
> > scripts and Jenkins / Artifactory integration with help maybe from
> > Martin), export it to OVF and then import it into our infrastructure to
> > fine tune it with regards to quick setup / DNS / proxy integration?
> You could just use VMWare Converter which is able to copy the whole VM
> from/to your local format to/from the esxi. This doesn't require any
> deep knowlege and is very fast - no need to convert to ovf. I just use
> the ovftool since it has similar functionality on command line which is
> easier to automate and is supported on linux/osx.
> On the other hand: Why not install everything directly on the right
> target? Do you already have the VM in place? If not it may be easier to
> create a new VM and work in the first steps on the virtual console
> (virtual display) until ssh is configured to the VM. The easiest would
> be you get vpn access to the VMs internal network. Or we agree on Ubuntu
> LTS and I will setup a new VM with SSH access from the vpn.
> Regards
> Heiko
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