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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS X64 Desktop Virtual Appliance

[727.6 MB] - Ubuntu-14.04-desktop-amd64-dist.7z

Description:
ubuntu-14.04-desktop-amd64-dist.7z Virtual Appliance is a convenient way to deploy a virtualised gen2 VHDX virtual Ubuntu 14.04 instance to your Hyper-V 2012 R2-based infrastructure.
- ubuntu-14.04-desktop-amd64-dist.vhdx SHA1SUM = 517b584102e4f1f5f43801fb4cd2159a4e2e9de7

For further info, please refer to the "Release Notes" (included within readme.txt) or at http://www.pwrusr.com/news/2-free-ubuntu-14-04-lts-x64-desktop-server-gen2-vhdx-hyper-v-2012-r2-virtual-appliances.

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS X64 Server Virtual Appliance

[235.2 MB] - Ubuntu-14.04-server-amd64-dist.7z

Description:
ubuntu-14.04-server-amd64-dist.7z Virtual Appliance is a convenient way to deploy a virtualised gen2 VHDX virtual Ubuntu 14.04 Server instance to your Hyper-V 2012 R2-based infrastructure.
- ubuntu-14.04-server-amd64-dist.vhdx SHA1SUM = 4C179F1899F4083CDEC3C4921EF3C829FE3B552D

For further info, please refer to the "Release Notes" (included within readme.txt) or at http://www.pwrusr.com/news/2-free-ubuntu-14-04-lts-x64-desktop-server-gen2-vhdx-hyper-v-2012-r2-virtual-appliances.

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS X64 Desktop Virtual Appliance

 [531 MB] - Ubuntu-12.04-amd64-dist.7z

Description:
Ubuntu-12.04-amd64-dist.7z Virtual Appliance is a convenient way to deploy a virtualized Ubuntu instance to your Hyper-V virtual environment.
- ubuntu-12.04-amd64-dist.vhd MD5SUM = 225e85ecd3b0bb707e9fd916e166e724

Make sure you read the Release Notes.

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS X64 Server Virtual Appliance

 [192 MB] - ubuntu-12.04-server-amd64-dist.7z

Description:
ubuntu-12.04-server-amd64-dist.7z Virtual Appliance is a convenient way to deploy a virtualized Ubuntu instance to your Hyper-V virtual environment.
- ubuntu-12.04-server-amd64-dist.vhd MD5SUM = 74842f27d5103d395d5ca7531a1c9c68

Make sure you read the Release Notes.

CentOS 6.2 X64 minimal VHD

 [187 MB] - Centos-6.2-x86_64-minimal-dist.7z

Description:
Centos-6.2-x86_64-minimal-dist.7z is a vanilla Centos-6.2-x86_64-minimal.iso installed to a default Dynamic VHD (Centos-6.2-x86_64-minimal-dist.vhd).
- Centos-6.2-x86_64-minimal-dist.vhd MD5SUM = c0144cc8b399cc90ade6ebdbe78b0c50

Make sure you read the Release Notes.

Virtual what?!

Virtual Appliances are fully featured, ready-to-import, Microsoft Hyper-V-based Virtual Machines.

To deploy a new Virtual Machine, download a Virtual Appliance, extract it and import it ("Action" -> "Import Virtual Machine") to your Hyper-V host. It's that easy!

VHDs are freshly cooked dynamic Hyper-V Virtual Hard Disk Images.

You can use a VHD image as a base for the deployment of differencing Virtual Hard Disk images or you can remove the read-only flag and attach the VHD image to your new (or pre-existing) Virtual Machine and boot it straight away.

Requirements.

To deploy a 14.04 Virtual Appliance, you'll either need:

To deploy a 12.04 Virtual Appliance, you'll either need:

What for?!

Both methods will save you/your company plenty of time and bandwidth.

Some Random VHD[X]/Virtual Appliances Advantages:

  • You won't have to go through the whole setup process again.
  • You'll optimize disk space and bandwitdth consumption by keeping both at a minimum.
  • No excuses: CentOS minimal VHD size is smaller than the official Centos-6.2-x86_64-minimal.iso (187MB VS 321 MB)!

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