Images

Modified: 22 Nov 2017 17:38 UTC

A rich collection of operating system and application images are available on images.joyent.com and the Triton Compute Service for you to use to provision infrastructure containers.

Container-native Linux images

Containers provisioned from lx-brand images work like native Linux where you can download and install Linux binaries using apt-get or yum repo. There are however a few limitations to note:

Software limitations

At this time the following features are not supported:

Guest tool limitations

The guest tools for the lx-brand images are being actively worked on. The following features are currently not supported:

The above limitations can be partially addressed by taking advantage of the user-script feature. The special value metadata.user-script can be specified to provide a custom script which will be executed by the machine right after creation. This script can be specified using the command line option --script, which should be an absolute path to the file we want to upload to our machine:

sdc-createmachine --script /path/to/script.sh [other options]

The user-script can be a simple bash script that sets the desired hostname and nameservers in the container. User-script is run at each boot, so it can also be used to fetch updated ssh keys if required.

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