OXID VM 2.0 – Virtual Machine Reloaded!

We are all excited about releasing the OXID VM 2.0 in the next days, the successor to the existing VM.  We’ve added several new features to the VM 2.0, including a management-console for quick access to day to day functions that OXID-programmers use.  At the same time, we’ve moved to VirtualBox, from it’s previous incarnation on VMWare.

Over the next few weeks, we’ll be blogging about individual features, so please watch this space for new stuff.  You can also follow us on Twitter with hashtag #OXID_VM.


This Virtual Machine is based on:

  • Debian GNU/LINUX 6.0.2 (Squeeze)
  • Kernel 2.6.32-5-686

Minimum Recommended Hardware

  • Single or Dual Core processors of up to 4.x GHz
  • 4 GB RAM
  • 20 GB Disk (VM performs faster on SSD)


The OXID VM 2.0 is available for download over HTTP.  Filesize 874 MB (courtesy of the cloud service Dropbox).

This version of the OXID Virtual Machine comes with it’s own Management Console.  The source-code for the MC can be viewed on our public SVN.

Virtual Machine Player – VirtualBox

Here’s where you can get the VirtualBox Player for running this virtual-machine in Windows, OS X, Linux and Solaris host-operating-systems.


There are surely bugs and features-wishes which we might have overlooked.  We would love to have you participate in the development of this VM.  Please join us at the OXID e-Shop Virtual Machine mailing list and send us tons of feedback!

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