HERNDON, Va. -- The OpenVZ project (http://openvz.org) today announced availability of its operating system (OS) server virtualization software as a modified version of the Knoppix 5.1.1 bootable Live CD so that users can test drive the OpenVZ software without changes to their computer or installing anything on their hard disk.
"This is the first time we've been able to offer our open source OS virtualization in this format, which provides users a risk-free way to test OpenVZ, along with the Knoppix distribution," said Kir Kolyshkin, manager of the OpenVZ project. "Knoppix is very popular with hobbyists and Linux enthusiasts who can now try our open source virtualization software, which is in keeping with our objective to promote OS virtualization."
Knoppix is a bootable Live system on CD, consisting of a representative collection of GNU/Linux software, automatic hardware detection, and support for many graphics cards, sound cards, SCSI and USB devices and other peripherals It is not necessary to install anything on a hard disk and there is no need to have a Linux distribution installed.
The OpenVZ software for Knoppix 5.1.1 can be downloaded here, http://openvzorg/download/livecd. Also, users can access helpful instructions from the OpenVZ wiki, http://wiki.openvz.org/Getting_started_with_OpenVZ_live_CD. The site serves as a forum to gain and share knowledge about OpenVZ and includes documentation and a knowledge base.
The OpenVZ project freely distributes and offers support to its users, promoting operating system virtualization through a collaborative, community effort. Supported by SWsoft, the OpenVZ project serves the needs of the community developers, testers, documentation experts, and other technology enthusiasts who wish to participate in and accelerate the technology development process. OpenVZ is open source software that is used as the basis for the SWsoft Virtuozzo virtualization software product.