This area shows the configured Images inside your account.
An Image is the last step in the Image Management creation process that typically starts from the ground upwards. You start with adding Resources to your account.
Image Creation Process
The process of creating an Image is as follows:
- Add Resources (e.g. PowerShell scripts, installation and configuration files)
- Assign these Resources to Provisioners
- Create Groups from Provisioners (e.g. Baseline Configuration)
- Create Roles out of multiple Groups (e.g. Citrix Server VDA or Web Server)
- Create a Operating System configuration item (e.g. Windows Server 2019 x64 in english)
- Define a Builder (e.g. build the image on AWS in eu-central-1 on a m5.xlarge instance)
- Put everything together to create an image template that can be used in a next step to provision your infrastructure
The Images table view shows the following columns.
The name of the Images a user defined.
If existent, the base image that should be used to create a new Images from.
The latest supported version of Packer that was used to create the Images.
The Operating System that should be used for the image creation.
The Role that is attached to the Images.
The Builder that is assigned to the Images.
The date the Images was created.
The Action menu on the right side shows more information. You can choose between:
Starts the image build process as configured on the Images.
Shows the already created images and the corresponding log file.
This action deletes the Images and all its created images in the configured destination.