Dynamic Bootstrapping Support

The CloudCenter management agent can be dynamically installed on VMs launched from images that do not have the Management Agent installed.

The following table shows the clouds and images for which dynamic bootstrapping is supported.

Cloud NameAmazonAzureGoogleOpenStackSoftLayerAlibaba2
Windows 2008Yes1
Windows 2012Yes1
CentOS 6Depends on the setupOpenlogicYesYesYesYes
CentOS 7YesOpenlogicYesYesYesYes

1 Windows with cloudbase-init (set to automatically run the user data as a script (default behavior).

2 Cisco supports images published (after July 2016) by Alibaba for CloudCenter's dynamic bootstrapping feature.

Google Cloud Nuances

Windows Bootstrapping does not work on default Public Images due to the lack of an Administrator user for Google cloud. As a result, Cloud-Init (bootstrap) scripts are not executed on these instances.

See Dynamically Bootstrapping for additional context.