A stemcell is a versioned Operating System image wrapped with IaaS specific packaging.

Typical stemcell contains bare minimum OS skeleton with few common utilities pre-installed, a BOSH Agent and few configuration files to make OS be securely configured by default.

Learn more about stemcells.

Ubuntu Lucid, CentOS 6.x, and Ruby agent based stemcells are deprecated.

Windows instance types will have additional costs associated with Microsoft licensing. Windows stemcell do not include actual Windows OS.

Upload latest version to your BOSH Director:

# Upload latest version, currently 3421.11
$ bosh upload stemcell https://bosh.io/d/stemcells/bosh-vcloud-esxi-ubuntu-trusty-go_agent

# Upload specific version
$ bosh upload stemcell https://bosh.io/d/stemcells/bosh-vcloud-esxi-ubuntu-trusty-go_agent?v=3421.11

Alternatively, download stemcell tarball locally:

# ...or download it directly using curl
$ curl -L -J -O https://bosh.io/d/stemcells/bosh-vcloud-esxi-ubuntu-trusty-go_agent?v=3421.11

# or with wget...
$ wget --content-disposition https://bosh.io/d/stemcells/bosh-vcloud-esxi-ubuntu-trusty-go_agent?v=3421.11
  • Ubuntu Trusty

    • vCloud ESXi 426MB
      2017-06-30T00:29:32.000Z 4b83355e24a97932b796fed816dc4c091f44fbaf [SHA1]
      • Bump Ubuntu stemcells for USN-3344-2: Linux kernel (Xenial HWE) vulnerabilities
    • vCloud ESXi 426MB
      2017-06-21T03:32:54.000Z 01d0660c20c90e81697be7ec48f9415fa019499d [SHA1]
      • Bump Ubuntu stemcells for USN-3334-1: Linux kernel (Xenial HWE) vulnerabilities
    • vCloud ESXi 426MB
      2017-06-12T16:52:27.000Z 4eaa14d4e6c9bb01ce6b202e4a14dc2f42689ac7 [SHA1]
      • Bump Ubuntu stemcells for USN-3312-2 - Linux kernel vulnerabilities
    • vCloud ESXi 426MB
      2017-06-05T17:37:10.000Z 55b664cc928cb8d61d1b5252b474bfe601718d45 [SHA1]
      • Bump CentOS stemcells for CESA-2017:1382 - sudo vulnerability
    • vCloud ESXi 426MB
      2017-05-30T22:46:23.000Z 859304ca3e6938b9df6544cfdaf23b374b96797f [SHA1]
      • Bump Ubuntu stemcells for USN-3304-1: Sudo vulnerability
    • vCloud ESXi 426MB
      2017-05-23T00:37:03.000Z 06590483278f9766d7fcaa140c2b8c1d825b334b [SHA1]

      New:

      • Added env.bosh.remove_static_libraries (bool) to remove static libraries
        • Useful to enable this option when exporting compiled releases
      • Added env.bosh.ipv6.enable (bool) to remove ipv6.disable kernel functionality at bootup time

      Fixes:

      • Fixed sysstat logging
      • Fixed anacron’s RANDOM_DELAY configuration

      Bumps:

      • Bumped s3cli v0.0.60
        • Updated aws-sdk-go to solve network timeout edge case
      • Bumped davcli v0.0.19
        • Use TCP keep alive to solve network timeout edge case
      • Bumped bosh-agent v0.0.35
        • Add -v to the Agent binary
        • Prepared sync_dns action to work with future Director’s DNS integration
    • vCloud ESXi 426MB
      2017-06-30T00:43:41.000Z a03d18109d7bb295ab68cec8685b5b85e2f490f3 [SHA1]
    • vCloud ESXi 427MB
      2017-06-21T02:56:48.000Z ae8f908f78f0395290d5f15e4c807b67f4ef529e [SHA1]
    • vCloud ESXi 426MB
      2017-05-30T23:02:32.000Z e671ae55976d4f01ba41503194862460f5615004 [SHA1]
    • vCloud ESXi 426MB
      2017-05-19T23:43:32.000Z 5489d78a209f5cba1e5ba836cf270c7528a690a2 [SHA1]
      • Periodic Ubuntu stemcells update
    • vCloud ESXi 426MB
      2017-05-12T19:29:02.000Z 3aa176c30d4b9d9ac62d3a248e586ac7d89c2760 [SHA1]
      • Periodic Ubuntu stemcells update
      • Run cron in BOSH Lite stemcells so that logrotation is performed
    • vCloud ESXi 426MB
      2017-04-25T23:14:30.000Z b523ac020f210fab25e4b215e1d5c50d619b541b [SHA1]
      • Bump Ubuntu stemcells for USN-3265-2: Linux kernel (Xenial HWE) vulnerabilities
    • vCloud ESXi 426MB
      2017-04-17T22:49:26.000Z dc8e467a01a9c931048219ca764c2702467cc8ba [SHA1]
      • Periodic bump for CentOS stemcells to include CESA-2017:0933
      • Disable IPv6 through /proc/cmdline to eliminate possibilty of listening on tcp6/udp6
    • vCloud ESXi 426MB
      2017-04-05T21:56:14.000Z 8dbe40b4267c294e29ce17c6621a1ed43a0b24f7 [SHA1]
      • Bump Ubuntu stemcells for USN-3256-2: Linux kernel (HWE) vulnerability

      Misc:

      • Made AWS AMI backing snapshot public to support encryption of boot disks
    • vCloud ESXi 426MB
      2017-03-30T21:29:02.000Z de1dcf6b5342c7272752aacc36c20d48048334bc [SHA1]
      • Bump Ubuntu stemcells for USN-3249-2: Linux kernel (Xenial HWE) vulnerability
    • vCloud ESXi 426MB
      2017-03-10T00:56:59.000Z 5ec32251d1ac97d5e1e99458b9deea422240da79 [SHA1]
    • vCloud ESXi 426MB
      2017-03-08T23:51:45.000Z 1872a80d33cc38d9b03254fed77c23e94c920d36 [SHA1]
      • Bumps Ubuntu stemcells for USN-3220-2: Linux kernel (Xenial HWE) vulnerability
    • vCloud ESXi 426MB
      2017-02-23T02:27:55.000Z 9b0fa9b7debe38a52fd348170cad8c3d38e1f319 [SHA1]

      Changes: - Bumps Ubuntu stemcells for USN-3208-2: Linux kernel (Xenial HWE) vulnerabilities - Fixes excessive “out of memory” errors in kernel - https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/+bug/1655842 - Fixes regression to rsyslog by locking it down again to rsyslog 8.22.0

      Agent: - Fixes Azure stemcell persistent disk formatting - Fixes Warden stemcells SSH access

    • vCloud ESXi 426MB
      2017-02-17T21:16:21.000Z 1614096b91bcf3ae41aa17cf7f7930fb586cf413 [SHA1]

      Reported Problems: - DO NOT USE azure stemcell as it may cause data loss. - rsyslog version updated to 8.24.0, regressing on issue #1537 - Out of memory errors still exists in Kernel 4.4.0.62 - will be fixed around Feb 20.

      Changes: - Fixes double -hvm- suffix problem for AWS Light stemcells

    • vCloud ESXi 426MB
      2017-02-16T02:18:53.000Z f1e1cf8613140184b73c3cbebd64b3aceeddbb72 [SHA1]

      Reported Problems: - DO NOT USE azure stemcell as it may cause data loss. - Out of memory errors still exists in Kernel 4.4.0.62 - will be fixed around Feb 20. - rsyslog version updated to 8.24.0, regressing on issue #1537 - AWS Light stemcell has incorrect name once imported - BOSH SSH does not work on BOSH Lite

      Changes: - Add more auditd rules - Fix CentOS initramfs to load necessary kernel modules - Disable boot loader login - Increasing tcp_max_sync_backlog - Disabling any DSA host keys - Add bosh_sshers group and assign it to vcap user - Only allow users in bosh_sshers group to SSH

      Agent: - Log Agent API access events in CEF format to syslog (vcap.agent topic) - Allow configuring swap size through env.bosh.swap_size (example: env.bosh.swap_size: 0) - Prepare for SHA2 releases - Allow setting fetching to work with base64 encoded user data - Do not delaycompress in logrotate

    • vCloud ESXi 426MB
      2017-06-30T00:46:50.000Z e9cb3efcc7868998fb054bd9f462bedc492ded11 [SHA1]
    • vCloud ESXi 427MB
      2017-06-20T22:56:23.000Z d942c6d7ed00e035cb844e4a3e8f049a9797517d [SHA1]
    • vCloud ESXi 426MB
      2017-05-31T01:22:58.000Z 258a034c0b4113cdf288e26e1fdff19b5efec674 [SHA1]
    • vCloud ESXi 426MB
      2017-05-19T16:29:30.000Z 2ded934b470415b73a4d40737a9ab332a8bb39a7 [SHA1]
    • vCloud ESXi 426MB
      2017-04-25T23:17:46.000Z 395d6dd5b96415b1f3da7788120d4dc8d8c5bb8b [SHA1]
    • vCloud ESXi 426MB
      2017-04-05T23:49:36.000Z 66c48b9cc02fb582a01463851448755ae7c412bd [SHA1]
    • vCloud ESXi 426MB
      2017-03-30T23:19:01.000Z 420ad748e2127916338f7271066411f2435942a2 [SHA1]
    • vCloud ESXi 426MB
      2017-03-08T23:52:01.000Z 765c8f586240ee913e5a43600cc0d318f061a754 [SHA1]
    • vCloud ESXi 426MB
      2017-02-23T01:54:36.000Z 23be23c7e76da9aa6db24977458d7cd2e6c19ff7 [SHA1]
    • vCloud ESXi 426MB
      2017-02-10T00:59:04.000Z baafcb05a0307b1ee2b3dad4fdbb0bbe48aa5d1a [SHA1]
    • vCloud ESXi 425MB
      2016-12-14T02:47:55.000Z 81e6c779003866ad26dcd78d850198e4e4aa984d [SHA1]
      • Bumps Ubuntu stemcells for USN-3156-1: APT vulnerability
    • vCloud ESXi 425MB
      2016-12-05T17:32:02.000Z a90eb70ec67f3584998d88023142c7269314a783 [SHA1]
      • Periodic stemcell update
    • vCloud ESXi 425MB
      2016-12-02T16:33:42.000Z 3f07f3bd27c7ede51e330b3ef51f4b44a7dad3c6 [SHA1]
    • vCloud ESXi 425MB
      2016-11-30T04:51:55.000Z 165d53eaf40cab3a1b062ba740f7b66631b8c9d0 [SHA1]
      • Periodic stemcell update
        • Includes USN-3134-1 as requested by a community member
    • vCloud ESXi 425MB
      2016-11-16T22:14:40.000Z 459fc0f97d721b0c3f5fdcb949c4369b6a871d4f [SHA1]
      • Properly includes libpam_cracklib.so to avoid errors in /var/log/auth.log