Openmeetings 1.6 RC1 VMWare appliance (using Ubuntu Server 10.04 LTS)

I’ve made a new VMWare image running Openmeetings, V1.6 RC1, available here (the previous one is still available here). There is also a how-to that I made during the VMWare image creation, if you are interested.

The operating system is Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Server Edition, the login credentials are administrator / password. The same username and password was used for the Openmeetings login. MySQL root password is password. Openmeetings database user credentials are openmeetings / password. All functions are configured, including OpenOffice server for document conversion.

When starting the VM, VMWare will ask if the VM was moved or copied. I suggest to choose ‘moved’, if you choose ‘copied’, VMWare will create a new MAC Address for the network interface and the VM will start with no network interface (it has to be manually reconfigured to match the new MAC Address)

The VM is using DHCP (you will have to execute ifconfig to know its IP address and have a DHCP server running in your network). If you need to configure a fixed IP address you have to manually reconfigure the network interface.

After having the image running, use the following URL to access it: http://[ip address]:5080/openmeetings

Login using the credentials administrator / password

Choose the tab “Administration” and then “Configuration”. Now configure at least the SMTP server, port, system email address, email username and email userpass to enable the email notifications.

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4 Responses to Openmeetings 1.6 RC1 VMWare appliance (using Ubuntu Server 10.04 LTS)

  1. Frank Rotchford says:

    Openmeetings 1.6 RC1 VMWare appliance (using Ubuntu Server 10.04 LTS)
    how-to link broken

  2. Aditya says:

    Running the VM in VMware with “Bridged Networking”. I am able to connect to VM from browser of the host computer. However, when accessing from other machines on the network, I am not able to connect to the VM. I am using http://ip address]/openmeetings/.

    • admin says:

      Hi Aditya

      If you are able to access in the local machine and not from other machines on the same network, the first thing that came to my mind is if the VMWare bridge is on the right interface (for example you have the openmeetings VM running on a PC with a WiFi adapter and Ethernet adapter and VMWare is using one of them as the gateway and you are trying to reach its IP by the other adapter). Can you can try to force the gateway to a specific interface to avoid this problem and tell me if it succeeds?

      Best regards

      Fernando

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