MSI is proud to announce a VMWare appliance based on Damn Small Linux (DSL) for HoneyPoint hosting.
The VM appliance is available free from the HoneyPoint FTP site provided in your license documents. The appliance currently has all available HoneyPoints installed and configured to autostart with the installation.
Root and “dsl” account passwords are “hpss”. Obviously, please change the passwords when you configure the system!
All HoneyPoints have basic configurations provided, and will need to be edited for the location of your console. Currently, they point to 127.0.0.1.
The appliance is capable of being used in any of the VMWare products from Player to ESX and includes use in the OS X Fusion environment.
You can use the VM to emulate entire workstation(s) on the network using Player and such, or use ESX to sprinkle them around your virtual environments en masse. The image is smaller than 60Meg and needs less than 128 Meg of RAM at full utilization. In testing, we easily ran 10 of them on older machines still waiting in the lab for death or recycle…. 😉
Let us know if you have any questions, or comments. We really dig this idea and folks seem to really want it.