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Nov 11 2008   7:33PM GMT

Overheard: A virtual appliance isn’t something you buy on Second Life

Margaret Rouse Margaret Rouse Profile: Margaret Rouse

josh_suereth.jpg So what is a virtual appliance? A virtual appliance is a virtual machine that can be distributed (like any file) and deployed onto some hypervisor (a server that runs virtual machines). Because a virtual appliance is an entire virtual machine, the appliance developer has control of the entire aspect of the machine, from operating system to window themes to startup procedures.

Josh Suereth, Virtual Appliance – Not a Toaster on Second Life

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