ownCloud in a box
ownCloud in a box packages ownCloud as an appliance, so you can easily run it in a virtual environment, as a live system or install it on a disk.
Run the appliance, go to http://[yourservername], and follow the instructions there.
Also remember to change the root password of the system after the appliance has booted.
One note about the versioning of the appliance: The major version of the appliance follows the major version of ownCloud. The minor versions are not directly related. See the release notes for what exact minor version is included in the appliance.
USB Stick / Hard Disk Image
Dump this format on your USB stick or hard disk and boot from it. You may need to instruct the machine’s BIOS to boot from an external source if you’re usign a USB stick. Write the disk image using either `dd` or image writing software on your OS.
Live CD / DVD (.iso)
Use this format if you want to burn your appliance on CD or DVD. This is the easiest way to prepare bootable media. Simply download the .iso file and burn it to disk via any existing OS.
Preload ISO (.iso)
This is an ideal format if you are planning to perform installations on physical machines. Your appliance’s disk image will be wrapped in a simple bootable installer that asks only which hard disk to install to, and packaged for use on optical media.
VMware Workstation / VirtualBox (.vmdk)
For virtual machines on VMware, VirtualBox, or KVM-based hypervisors. Test an appliance without formatting any hard disk. VirtualBox and VMware applications are available for most host operating systems. KVM virtualization is for Linux only.
OVF Virtual Machine / ESXi (.ovf)
Open Virtualization Format (OVF) is an open, standards-based format for virtual machines. A variety of hypervisors including SUSE Cloud, VirtualBox, VMware ESX(i), IBM SmartCloud, and Oracle VM support creating virtual machines by importing an .ovf file.
Xen guest (.img)
Use this format if you want to run your appliance on a Xen host system, such as SUSE Linux Enterprise Server. Xen guests works only on Xen-enabled Linux hosts, including many virtual hosting providers.
Hyper-V Virtual Hard Disk (.vhd)
A dynamic VHD for use with Microsoft’s Hyper-V virtualization. Your appliance will include all necessary drivers to integrate with Hyper-V management console and provide optimum performance. A Hyper-V-enabled Microsoft Windows Server is required.
SUSE Cloud / OpenStack / KVM (.qcow2)
If you plan to use SUSE Cloud services to host your server, this format will properly configure the appliance for you to do so. Use WebHooks to inform your cloud of a new image, and upload it automatically.
Updated ownCloud to version 8.0.0 and openSUSE to version 13.2.
Changelog from ownCloud:
Version 8.0.0 Feb 9th 2015
Federated cloud (Server 2 Server Sharing, Version 2)
Improved apps management page
Improved updater app
Direct download support, Broker
More fine grain storage configuration
Provisioning API will be released as part of the community edition
Apps can now specify their dependencies in info.xml
LDAP/AD: command line functions for creating and deleting LDAP configurations.
LDAP/AD: subtle configuration wizard improvements, including user name attribute detection.
PDF viewer has been updated to a new version of PDF.js
Sharing links are now shorter and “look better”
Better structured settings and admin page
App container can now automatically resolve dependencies
Various app API deprecations and features
Improved import for contacts
App development tutorial for building a notes app
21 dependencies removed
241 dependencies updated
1 file removed
27 new dependencies
1 new file
2 new repositories
2 new software selections
2 repositories removed
4 software selections removed
Build configuration updated
Software0 patterns, 273 packages
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Only official software sources are included.
No custom software packages were uploaded.
Executable files were uploaded.
No custom scripts were enabled.