Release 1.0 of the Avalon Media System is now available for download.
Avalon has been released under the Apache 2.0 open source license. You can view the technical documentation on our wiki. If you're not ready to download just yet, you can try out 1.0 on our demo server or learn more about Avalon 1.0.
Downloading a Virtual Machine Image
An easy way to try out your own instance of Avalon is to use a virtual machine image. There are two options for accomplishing this.
- Install an Avalon Virtual Machine image as a portable .ova file that can be opened and run within a virtual machine environment such as VirtualBox or VMware. The image is based on CentOS Linux and includes sample content and an interactive interface for configuring Avalon that runs on first boot.
- Install a Vagrant/VirtualBox-based image. This option uses the command-line Vagrant tool along with VirtualBox to build a CentOS Linux-based virtual machine running Avalon.
Installing Avalon Manually
To set up Avalon manually, whether within a VM environment or on hardware, choose one of the options below.
- Follow the instructions for a Puppet-assisted manual install. Puppet automates part of the process but is a "black box."
- Follow the step-by-step manual instructions, to see all the pieces and all the steps.
Downloading or Browsing Avalon Source Code
You'll find the Avalon source code on Github.