wiki:VespaAppliance

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The Vespa Appliance (Virtual Machine)

We provide a virtual machine appliance preloaded with Vespa. If you have virtualization software (like VirtualBox, VMWare, or Parallels), the Vespa appliance allows you to try Vespa without first installing all of Vespa's dependencies.

You can use the appliance for as long as you like, but if you like Vespa we recommend you install it directly on your computer. Vespa runs faster on real hardware.

Using the Appliance

First, you need virtualization software if you don't already have that installed. We use VirtualBox which is free and open source.

Once you have virtualization software installed, download the appliance. Next, follow your virtualization software's instructions for importing an appliance.

For instance, under VirtualBox, select File/Import Appliance... from the menu and follow the prompts. You shouldn't need to change any values from their defaults.

Copying Files onto the Appliance

There are four ways to get your data onto the appliance.

  1. Put your data files somewhere on the Web and then download them using the Web browser installed in the appliance.
  2. Email the files to yourself and use the Web browser installed in the appliance to read that mail and download the attachments.
  3. Share your host's file system with the appliance. See the documentation for your virtualization software for instructions on how to do this.
  4. Enable USB support. See the documentation for your virtualization software for instructions on how to do this.