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Image Administration

Overview

Image refers to a computer file containing the complete contents required to perform a CloudCenter Manual Installation and also to Onboard CloudCenter Application Profiles using customer-provided custom images (see Application Using Custom VM Image).

Application VM Base OS Images

Each CloudCenter installation requires at least one image. This image can be a supported Base OS Image or your own private image.

Be aware that some cloud vendors provide their own images while other cloud vendors require that you explicitly launch each image on their cloud.

Logical versus Physical Image

CloudCenter provides a logical image library to maintain and manage CloudCenter components. A logical image in the image library can point to actual images on different clouds and the CloudCenter selects the correct actual image based on the cloud for each deployment.

The CloudCenter platform uses the logical image (Image ID) to build an application profile. The logical images can be:

Each logical image has a corresponding physical (mapping) image on each cloud.

The platform or tenant administrator references these logical images and makes them available to permitted users.

The Image Library

An image library refers to a collection of images listed in the Images tab in the CCM UI.

Add Images

To import private images using the CCM UI, follow this procedure:

  1. Access the CCM UI and click Admin > Images.
  2. Click Add Image to add a new image.
  3. Enter the details of the image in the Add a New Image popup to create a logical entry in CloudCenter for your private image.
  4. Select the OS type for the image.
  5. Check Enabled to use this image to onboard applications.
  6. Click Save. The newly added image is now displayed in the Images page.
  7. To map the logical entry you just created to the actual image, click Add Mapping. See Map Images for additional details.

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    The Image ID must match the cloud region where the image is located.

Share Images

To share an image using the CCM UI, follow this procedure:

  1. Access the CCM UI and click Admin > Images.
  2. Locate the image to be shared in the Images page.
  3. Click the dropdown arrow next to Manage Cloud Mapping for this image.
  4. Select Share to share this image.
  5. In the Share popup, select the Users, Groups, and/or Tenants to share this image. See Permission Control for additional context.

Map Images

You can add images using one of two methods. Both methods are described in the Map Images page.

Customer's Private Images

CloudCenter customers can onboard or migrate the Application Profile for their own custom images by importing private images to onboard CloudCenter deployment(s) using the CCM UI.

These internal images continue to remain internal to just this customer's deployment(s).

Grant Image Launch Permissions

See Image Launch Permissions.

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