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Supported Base OS Images

Overview

Base OS images refer to Linux and Microsoft Windows cloud images on which you install CloudCenter components. These virtual base images comprise of the underlying operating system and any operations tools that are required or referenced by services.

Base OS Images (also referred to as Worker images) are only required for clouds that do not support dynamic bootstrapping. Some clouds do not support dynamic bootstrapping and will require base Operating System (OS) image preparation. The tables in this section identify a complete list of images provided by Cisco for each cloud and OS.

OS Version Column

This page provides a list of image and support details for all clouds supported by CloudCenter. Cisco provides images for the two latest versions.

Worker Image Provided/Shared Columns

This column indicates one of the following values:

IndicatorDescription
Yes

The Application VM (Worker) image is provided by Cisco.

See Component Images for additional context.

No

The Application VM (Worker) image is not provided by Cisco.

To manually install CloudCenter using your own base OS images contact the CloudCenter Support team to obtain the manual installer instructions.

Worker Image Support

The following clouds do not have shared images nor does Cisco provide a worker image:

  • Alibaba
  • Azure Pack
  • Dimension Data
  • VMware vCD
OS VersionWorker Image ProvidedWorker Image Shared

CentOS 6

Yes, for the following clouds:

  • VMware vCenter
  • Azure RM
  • OpenStack

Yes, for the following clouds:

  • AWS
  • Google
  • SoftLayer BlueMix

CentOS 7

No

No

CentOS 7 – Docker

No

No

RHEL 6

No

No

RHEL 7

No

No

Ubuntu 14

No

No

Ubuntu 16

No

No

Windows 2008 *

No

No

Windows 2012

No

No

Windows 2016

No

No

* Windows 2008 – Cisco CloudCenter requires PowerShell 4.0 to be used with Windows 2008 servers.

To verify that you are running PowerShell 4.0, issue the following command and validate the version:
PS C:\> $PSVersionTable.PSVersion

Major Minor Build Revision 
----- ----- ----- -------- 
4  0  -1  -1

Dynamic Bootstrapping

If the CloudCenter platform supports bootstrapping, then the Dynamic Bootstrapping column identifies the status for that OS as Supported to indicate that CloudCenter detects a missing agent and automatically pushes the agent to the VMs at provisioning time. See Dynamic Bootstrapping for additional context.


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