Artifacts are entities that combine to either perform deployment of servers or capture operating system images. In Image Streamer, artifacts include Plan Script (PS), OS Build Plan (BP), Golden Image (GI), and Deployment Plan (DP). Once the OS deployment server (Type Image Streamer) is added in HPE OneView, the Image Streamer appliance can be made available on the management network and you can then use the Image Streamer deployment server user interface to create and modify these artifacts.

Plan Script is the first building block that plays an important role in the deployment and capture processes. OS Build Plans specify an execution sequence of scripts in the form of steps. An OS Build Plan with Deploy type Plan Script is used to deploy servers. An OS Build Plan with Capture type Plan Script is used to capture images from compute modules.

Golden Image is the block-for-block copy of a previously installed operating system, which is generalized to remove configuration content specific to a server instance. It is always in the form of a compressed file.

Deployment Plan is the artifact that contains the OS Build Plan and the Golden Image, and is used by a server profile in HPE OneView.

Use Hewlett Packard Enterprise provided artifacts for all the deployment and capture processes.