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Uploading Stemcells

Note

Document uses CLI v2.

(See What is a Stemcell? for an introduction to stemcells.)

As described earlier, each deployment can reference one or more stemcells. For a deploy to succeed, necessary stemcells must be uploaded to the Director.

Finding Stemcells

The stemcells section of bosh.io lists official stemcells.


Uploading to the Director

CLI provides bosh upload-stemcell command.

  • If you have a URL to a stemcell tarball (for example URL provided by bosh.io):

    bosh -e vbox upload-stemcell --sha1 0d927b9c5f79b369e646f5c835e33496bf7356c5 \
    https://bosh.io/d/stemcells/bosh-vsphere-esxi-ubuntu-xenial-go_agent?v=621.74
    
  • If you have already downloaded a stemcell on your local machine:

    bosh upload-stemcell ~/Downloads/bosh-stemcell-621.74-warden-boshlite-ubuntu-xenial-go_agent.tgz
    

Once the command succeeds you can view all uploaded stemcells in the Director:

bosh -e vbox stemcells

Should result in:

Using environment '192.168.50.6' as client 'admin'

Name                                         Version  OS             CPI  CID
bosh-warden-boshlite-ubuntu-xenial-go_agent  621.74*  ubuntu-xenial  -    e9cac3d6-0261-48a1-67f0-0ee5ba23e23b

(*) Currently deployed

1 stemcells

Succeeded

Deployment Manifest Usage

To use uploaded stemcell in your deployment, add stemcells:

stemcells:
- alias: default
  os: ubuntu-xenial
  version: 621.74