Running the VMWare virtual machine

Caution

This virtual machine is NOT intended for use as a production environment. It is intended as evaluation, education or test environment.

A VMware virtual machine is available with a demo and development environment.

The setup is based on a Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS Server Linux distribution and has the following software installed:

  • postgresql database server
  • apache web server, using the mod_wsgi module
  • full C++ and python2 development stack
  • ssh access

The machines is configured with two CPU cores, 500MB of RAM and a bridged network connection. VMware tools are not installed. Feel free to update the settings to suit your hardware.

To get up and running:

  1. Download and install the VMWare player from http://www.vmware.com/.
  2. Download and unzip the virtual machine from the sourceforge site.
  3. Using the VMware console open the virtual machine ubuntu.vmx and start it.
  4. When started the login screen will display the URL where you can browse the demo environment.
  5. Instructions about login details, user accounts, database instance, etc will be displayed on the login screen. They are also available in the README.txt file included with the virtual machine.