Re-seeding of v1 with additional trackers(This is the same as Mininova torrent 339655 which has been retired). As of this date this is the most stable combination of SuSE and VMware Workstaion 5.5. This has also been tested experimentally on Workstation 6.0 Beta without noticeable issues except that once the VM has been upgraded to 6.0 you cannot modify the display.
No significant issues with this build have been reported since its release.
Note: Although a v1.1 has also been released, that build was targeted mainly at SBServer deployments and is not likely to be updated unless there is demand. Build v. 1.0 (this torrent) is more basic and does not include a number of SBServer specific settings which would have to be undone for any other deployment.
As of this date no substantive issues have been reported.
The SuSE automatic updater may not be so automatic.
Do run the SuSE updater ASAP, many updates have been released since the original VM build including fundamental changes to the updater itself. No update has broken this build.
From the original v1.0 seeding:
A recompilation and compression of http://www.mininova.org/tor/328176
Do not download this if you already have the referenced build, there is nothing new.
This build was created to test whether documentation related to whether a compressed file will download from multiple hosts is true.
A VMware appliance which can be deployed on both Windows and *NIX Hosts for network monitoring Hosts of almost any type.
Download only the NFO Text file first for a full description and FAQ of this build.
Compiled as a self-executable RAR file.
From the included FAQ:
What do you get with this VM?
A time-saving pre-configured, Groundworkopensource deployment, fully configured to auto-update and auto-install critical updates
Not configured for specific plugins, commands and services beyond what is installed by a default GroundworkOpenSource installation which is itself very extensive.
GroundworkOpenSource which IMO is one of the best web interfaces to one of the most powerful network and server monitoring applications around, Nagios.
As a default GroundworkOpenSource deployment, this VM can monitor only itself but includes extensive documentation and links to resources which enable monitoring other machines.
For the completely uninitiated to Nagios, I estimate that this VM saves a considerable amount of time but only gets you about 30% to a full deployment.
For the experienced, this VM provides a totally portable, quick to deploy and quick to backup piece of a potentially highly redundant monitoring system which can save hours of tedious installation and configuration.
Note: Although not a "minimal" installation and although I've left many probably unnecessary things installed in this VM for easy newbie use, much has been removed that would have made this a machine "for fun." If you're looking for an intro to SuSE, I recommend a default install instead of this VM which is stripped of about 1gb of default applications.