Since version 1.13.0, Plandora is also available through a Virtual Machine for Oracle Virtual Box. This kind of distribution is helpful to improve the setup procedures or to deploy quickly a demo installation of Plandora.
The VM deploy uses the following configuration:
Ubuntu 12.10 (installed from https://sourceforge.net/projects/virtualboximage/)
The steps below describes how to create a Plandora installation in few minutes.
Download Oracle VMBox (if you don't have it). The VirtualBox is a project sponsored by Oracle and consists in a general-purpose virtualizer. The download page is https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads. We used the version 4.3.4, but the community of VMBox is very active with frequent new releases.
Download the Ubuntu image with Plandora from the link below. The file size is around 600MB. After download, extract the "ova" file. An "ova" file means "Open Virtualization Format". This format is an open standard for deploying virtual appliances to be run at virtual machines.
Open the VMBox and click at menu "File" and "Import Appliance". Then, browse and select the "ova" file and press the "Next" button.
Verify the appliance parameters (specially the parameter related to the VM file destination) and change it if necessary. Then, click "Next". After few minutes a new VM will be available at VMBox list.
After installed, righ-click over Ubuntu VM (at left column) and select "Settings...". At "setting popup", select the option "Newtwork" and make sure that option "Host-only adapter" is selected for "Adapter 1" tab. Close the popup.
Then, click at "Start" and wait for Ubuntu VM loading (a few seconds).
Use the user: ubuntu and password:reverse
Then, use the comand "ifconfig" to know the IP number of VM. Use this number to access Plandora:
Into Plandora, there are a number of users for testing: root, franz, camus, noam. All passwords were defined to '123'.