Create a Golden Image

After the Infrastructure administrator customizes an empty volume and deploys the operating system, a Golden Image can be created from the same volume using image capture process. The capture process is also known as generalization. There are two types of generalization methodologies, namely complete generalization and partial generalization. Capture process is achieved by using an OS Build Plan of type Capture.

The following process creates a captured Golden Image either from a deployed server or an OS volume.

  • Minimum required privileges: Infrastructure administrator, Software administrator

  • Ensure that the server running from this OS volume is shut down during the capture process to avoid any file system inconsistencies in the captured Golden Image.

  1. From the main menu, select Golden Images.
  2. From the Golden Images screen, select Create golden image from the master pane, or Create from the Actions menu.
  3. Perform the following from the Create Golden Image dialog:
    • Description — Enter a description for the Golden Image to be created.
    • OS volume — Search and specify an OS volume. This OS volume is used to create a Golden Image.
    • Capture OS build plan — Search and specify a relevant OS Build Plan of type capture. This field is mandatory.
  4. Click Create to create a Golden Image.