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 ...