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Configure Image IDs

Overview

Cloud Nuances for Image ID

The Image ID terminology differs between clouds:

  •  VMware Image ID

     <VM name >/<snapshot name>

    If using snapshots, add a folder in vSphere (to store your CloudCenter snapshots), name it CliqrTemplates, and add this snapshot to the CliqrTemplates folder.

    You can alternately use VM template names to configure the cloud image. In this case, specify the name of a VM or VM template as the image ID on the VMware console and the systems always performs a full clone to either a specified datastore or datastore cluster.

    The full clone is performed on the source VM or VM template, the cloned VM can be on either datastore or datastore cluster that user specifies.

    See VMware Configurations for additional context.

  •  OpenStack Image ID

     QCOW2 Image ID (sample ID mapping highlighted in the following example):

  •  Amazon Image ID

     Automatically handled by CloudCenter.

  •  Azure Image ID

    In Azure, the application VM image mapping name is a disk name that you must retrieve by clicking the Virtual instances > Image tab and copying the NAME listed in the vhds section highlighted in the following sample image:

  •  Google Image ID

    In GCE, launch a VM for the CloudCenter instance and click REST at the end of the page. You can view the sourceImage value in the REST output.

Download and Import the Base OS Image and Retrieve Image ID

To retrieve the Image ID for the worker appliance, follow this procedure:

  1. Download the OVA or QCOW2 files file from software.cisco.com to the /tmp folder. See Installation Overview > Installation Download Details for additional context.
  2. Retrieve the Image ID for the worker appliance. You need this Image ID to Map Images in the CCM UI.