How To Create Virtual Appliance to run Newest Version of any Web Software like WordPress latest version of WordPress to test it on VMware Fusion or VirtualBox ? Previously we wrote about Virtual Appliance and How You Can Get Virtual Appliance on VMware Fusion or VirtualBox to Test CMS, but in case you need for more serious purpose, or need something that is not available as ready made solution then you need to create Virtual Appliance yourself. Here in This Article We Will Discuss How To Create Virtual Appliance As You Want.
How To Create Virtual Appliance : Basics
Actually the thing How to create Virtual Appliance Sounds as if requires too high technical knowledge, but basically it is easy. Even if you do not know how to run any Operating System under Virtualization, you can read this guide with video on how to run Ubuntu Linux on Mac OS X using Virtual Box, which is a Free Virtualization Software.
How To Create Virtual Appliance of Your Own
Now take that, you are running Ubuntu on your Mac or Windows PC on VirtualBox. You probably know how easily we can actually Install WordPress on own computer to test in this way.
If you save that image it basically becomes a Virtual Appliance. Now take that, you want your real website as Virtual Appliance so that you can check the latest WordPress Update, whether breaking the sky on your head or not. In that case, the Ubuntu local host installation actually needs to be a mirror copy of your working website. That is very easy. The way to get a real working backup of WordPress site can be done following basic principle that we described in Repairing WordPress Database article. If you save it in that way, it becomes your own Virtual Appliance.
This the basic answer to the question – how to create Virtual Appliance thus is very easy. But this is actually basic way to create Virtual Appliance.
For advanced usage we can use VMware Studio :
VMware itself has a separate huge resource on Virtual Appliance :
This is the thing. There is no rocket science behind.