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VirtualBox 3.1: Beginner's Guide by Alfonso V Romero

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Summary

In this chapter, we saw how virtual appliances can help make your life easier when using virtual machines and VirtualBox.

Specifically, we covered:

  • What virtual appliances are, and how you can use them to reduce the installation, configuration, and maintenance times associated with creating virtual machines from scratch
  • How to run virtual appliances on VirtualBox
  • How to import and export virtual machines using the OVF standard
  • How to install and use virtual appliances from several providers such as VirtualBox® Images, BitNami, and Turnkey Linux

Now that you have a good grasp on virtual appliances and how to use them in your VirtualBox installation, let's go to Chapter 8 and find out about using remote virtual machines and alternative frontends ...

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