How to Build Smaller and Faster Virtual Appliance
While building a new server product of its own kind, we chose virtual appliance as the package. During the development phase, we configured thin disk to save space. But for our beta customers to try out, we decided to switch to thick disk for better performance as the product has to do lots of processing and heavy disk I/O. BTW, we still have a few slots for new beta customers with have large vSphere deployments. Please contact me if you are interested.
Then, a little problem came up – we found that the size of the OVA had a big jump of 150MB. Althougth it’s not a big deal, it would be better to keep it small to save customer time. Later on, we realize that it could also be faster with the extra steps.
To learn more and to read the entire article at its source, please refer to the following page, How to Build Smaller and Faster Virtual Appliance- DoubleCloud.org