Images

Overview

SysEleven provides and maintains a set of images in the SysEleven Stack.
The SysEleven Stack also offers the possibility to upload custom images.

You can view and manage images both via the OpenStack API, as well as using the Dashboard (GUI).

Available Images

SysEleven Images

Images with the description sys11 optimized are built, optimized, tested and supported by SysEleven.
Apart from building images from scratch SysEleven adjusts the file system alignment to work best with the underlying storage system.

Pre-installed packages in SysEleven images

# All images
cloud-init openssh-server python vim rng-tools wget curl cron psmisc man-db
logrotate apt-transport-https software-properties-common language-pack-de xz-utils

# Ubuntu 18.04 LTS only
netplan.io gnupg2

Standard Images

Additionally to the self-bild images we also provide standard images from their original sources.
Standard cloud images are supported with best effort.

Image overview

Distro Name Description
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS Ubuntu 18.04 LTS Unmodified, directly from Canonical
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS Ubuntu 18.04 LTS sys11 optimized Modified, optimized for SysEleven Stack
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Unmodified, directly from Canonical
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Ubuntu 16.04 LTS sys11 optimized Modified, optimized for SysEleven Stack
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Unmodified, directly from Canonical
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Ubuntu 14.04 LTS sys11 optimized Modified, optimized for SysEleven Stack
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Rescue Ubuntu 16.04 sys11 Modified, optimized for SysEleven Stack
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS Rescue Ubuntu 18.04 sys11 Modified, optimized for SysEleven Stack

Distros

SysEleven currently recommends to use the Ubuntu 18.04 LTS sys11 optimized image in the SysEleven Stack.

Basically it is possible to run any kind of operating system within the SysEleven Stack as long as it supports running in KVM.
Though Windows can be hosted in the SysEleven Stack we do not provide support for instances running Windows.

The following distros are reported to be working in SysEleven Stack:

  • Debian
  • CentOS
  • CoreOS

Uploading images

Image sources

This table shows sources for commonly used images suitable for OpenStack.

Distro URL
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic) http://cloud-images.ubuntu.com/bionic/current/bionic-server-cloudimg-amd64.img
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial) http://cloud-images.ubuntu.com/xenial/current/xenial-server-cloudimg-amd64-disk1.img
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty) http://cloud-images.ubuntu.com/trusty/current/trusty-server-cloudimg-amd64-disk1.img
Debian 9 (Stretch) https://cdimage.debian.org/cdimage/openstack/current-9/debian-9-openstack-amd64.qcow2
CentOS 7 https://cloud.centos.org/centos/7/images/CentOS-7-x86_64-GenericCloud.qcow2
CoreOS https://stable.release.core-os.net/amd64-usr/current/coreos_production_openstack_image.img.bz2

The CoreOS image has to be decompressed before it can be imported
bunzip2 coreos_production_openstack_image.img.bz2

How to upload images?

This tutorial shows how to upload images via CLI and GUI.