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  • Virtual Appliances (VAs) are ready-to-run virtual machines packaged with an operating system and software application(s)
  • A Virtual Appliance version (VA version) provides a list of the versioned Virtual Machines Images (VMIs) that constitutes the said Virtual Appliance. Each VA version is further distributed and therefore mapped, to a single – and unique within the EGI AppDB – Virtual Machine Image list.
  • A Virtual Machine Image List is the SMIME X509 signed, JSON representation of a Virtual Appliance Version.
  • A Virtual Machine Image (VMI) is the software implementation of a machine (i.e. a computer) that executes software application(s) just like a physical machine
  • Software Appliances (SAs) is composed by a Virtual Appliance and a Contextualization Script pair
  • A Contextualization Script (CS) is the script launched on VM boot time and could be used for installing, configuring and preparing software upon boot time on a pre-defined virtual machine image
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