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Installation/Appliance/Launch appliance

Appliance EC2

Amazon Cloud

Appliance ISO

For physical servers,VMware, Virtualbox ...

Appliance VMware

Only for testing and evaluation

Bulbgraph.png   The This document refers to outdated appliances version 12.04 and 14.04.
  • Starting with the Appliance 18.04 the preinstalled VMWare images are no longer available.


Openbravo appliance for testing

Openbravo appliance VMware is only valid for testing and evaluation

The aim of this option is give the users the easiest way to test Openbravo.

It is an appliance with all its functionality, but since the disk size is already set along with other parameters already preset, this option is not valid for production. Also it has 32 bits architecture for compatibility but not recommended for production.

The good part of this is that is not needed to answer any of the questions that do the ISO installer, only uncompress and run.

Install virtualization program

Install VMware Player

VMware Player is available at no cost. To begin with VMware Player. You might need to register first.. Once it's downloaded, run the installer and select the default options.

Install VirtualBox

VirtualBox is available at no cost. Windows and Mac OSX users can get the latest binaries in the Virtualbox downloads page. The installation is straightforward, accept all the default options.

If you are on Linux install VirtualBox using your package manager. To do this in Ubuntu:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install virtualbox


Once VMware or VirtualBox is installed and ready to be used, the next step is to download the Openbravo Appliance. You can do get it from the Openbravo downloads page.

The file will look something like this:

You can now extract the files somewhere in your machine.

Launch appliance in VMware

  1. Run VM Player.
  2. Click on File -> Open Virtual Machine and select the vmx file you have uncompressed.
  3. After boot you can login in the testing appliance

This is a typical image of the appliance while booting:


Launch appliance in VirtualBox

  1. Run VirtualBox
  2. Click on New to open the wizard.
  3. Set a name for the virtual machine, for example Openbravo Appliance. Select Linux as the Operating system and and Ubuntu as the Version.
  4. Next, set at least 1536MB of memory to the virtual machine.
  5. Afterwards select as the disk the .vmdk file you have previously uncompressed.
  6. And that's it! You can now finish the wizard. Before we can start the virtual machine there's a network related setting we have to tweak. Select the virtual machine and click on Settings. Then select Network at the left navigation panel and set the Attached to combo box to Bridged Adapter.
  7. And that's all. You can close the Settings page and Start the virtual machine.

Openbravo login and ssh connection

The following message is displayed at the end of the boot process:

Welcome to Openbravo Appliance

Openbravo URL http://<IP_ADDRESS>
Openbravo login Openbravo/openbravo

Ubuntu login openbravo/openbravo

Ubuntu login:

For access to Openbravo you can point your web browser to http://<IP_ADDRESS>, the default user is 'Openbravo' and default password 'openbravo'.

For connecting by ssh to the appliance follow this guide.

NOTE: The username is Openbravo, with an uppercase O. The password is openbravo, with a lowercase o. The system is case-sensitive, and you need to type both data elements correctly to access it.

NOTE: Have you got "http://" without an IP address? This tutorial assumes there's DHCP in your local network. If there's not see the how to configure an IP manually.

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