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Virtual Appliance

A software appliance can be packaged in a virtual machine format as a virtual appliance, allowing it to be run within a virtual machine container.

A virtual appliance could be built using either a standard virtual machine format such as OVF (Open Virtualization Format), or a format specific to a particular virtual machine container (for example, VMware, VirtualBox, or Amazon EC2).

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