Introduction to HPE Synergy Image Streamer

HPE Synergy Image Streamer is an HPE Synergy management appliance used to customize operating systems and boot Hewlett Packard Enterprise compute modules. This appliance permits a stateless server deployment experience for compute modules. HPE OneView appliance uses Image Streamer as a deployment solution to deploy stateless servers. Image Streamer enables users to create and run artifacts for deployment. The artifacts are Golden Image, Plan Script, OS Build Plan, and Deployment Plan.

Stateless servers are physical servers without storage for application data. You can use a temporary local storage such as swap space with a stateless approach. Image Streamer managed by HPE OneView achieves operating system deployment on stateless servers by maintaining the physical state and deployed state of a compute module separately. The software state contains the firmware configuration, network connections, boot settings and the iLO configuration, and is stored in the server profiles available in HPE OneView. The deployed OS volume contains the Golden Image (a combination of a bootable operating system, applications, and I/O driver version) and personality (hostname, IP configuration), and is stored in the Image Streamer OS volume. This stateless experience helps in achieving consistent software deployment and update, easy repair, or replacement of the servers.

Image Streamer also provides the functionality to support custom installation of operating systems. You can also create a Golden Image from an installed operating system by using the capture functionality. Artifacts play a critical role in the capture process too.


To get technical support, always use Hewlett Packard Enterprise provided artifacts for deployment activity.