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Bundled as VMware virtual machine

I discovered Owncloud some months ago and gave it a try. It’s a really promising thing and I decided to provide an updated version of the ready to run VMware virtual machine, bundled in the convenient OVF Format, ready to import in your virtual environment !

What Owncloud is

New things, taken from their release notes, taken from their website :

Drag & Drop File Uploading
Enables end users to upload a file from a browser without installing a client. Simply open a browser, log in and then drag from the desktop into the ownCloud window.
Shared Calendars and Calendar categories
End users can sync their own calendar, but also share their calendar with others, enabling them to see and schedule appointments while looking at the user’s schedule.
File Encryption
new server side encryption increases file security while at rest – not even server admins can look at these encrypted files while they reside on the server.

And so on … check here for more informations.

Installation instructions

Even if there are Instructions to install on your own server, I took a step further, I deployed a virtual machine, secured it a bit, installed all requirements and setup Owncloud. I exported this virtual machine on OVF format, so that it could easily be importable into your ESXi server, or vCenter.

So, let’s stop talking, and give ovftool a shot to deploy the machine on your ESXi :

ovftool http://bkraft.fr/files/VMware%20Appliances/Owncloud-4.0.0/owncloud.ovf vi://username:password@esxiserver.yourdomain.tld

You can find files in the file repository if you want to fiddle with it.

Post deployment instructions

First step:
  • Configure your network by editing /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth0 and /etc/sysconfig/network
  • restart network : service network restart
  • point your browser to http://<this machine ip or fqdn>/ to access your owncloud installation
Notes:
  • You won’t be able to connect using SSH to this server without adding one first via vmware remote console.
  • Default owncloud administrative credentials are : admin / admin
  • Root password is Owncloud400
  • Local MySQL database credentials are located in /root/.my.cnf
  • The firewall only enables incoming HTTP/HTTPS/SSH connections
  • The machine is running a fail2ban deamon looking at connection logs
  • MySQL Owncloud DB : ”owncloud”, User ”OCwebuser”, Password ”Owncloud400
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Created the 2012-05-29

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