Creating Image Bundles

Creating image bundles is a key image management task. You create image bundles so that you have supported image versions available to be assigned to devices in your CVP environment.

Note: An image bundle must have one .swi file. Extensions are optional (not required for image bundles), but you can add one or more extensions to an image bundle.

Pre-requisite: To ensure that you include valid (supported) EOS images in the bundles you create, make sure you validate the images you want to include in the bundle (see Validating Images).

Complete the following steps to create an image bundle:

  1. Go to the Image Management page.
  2. Click the “+” icon in the grid.

    This loads the Create Image Bundle page.

Figure 1. Create Image Bundle page

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Creating a Bundle by Tagging Existing Image Bundles

CloudVision Portal (CVP) enables you to create a new image bundle by tagging existing image bundles. This prevents you from having to import the same image again to create another bundle.

  1. Go to the Image Management page.
  2. Click the “+” icon and then the Disk icon.

This opens the Images dialog, which lists all of the available images.
Figure 2. Images dialog

  1. Search for the desired image.
  2. Select the image and click Add to add the image to the bundle.
    The image will be displayed in the grid of the Create Image Bundle page.
    Figure 3. Added image shown in Create Image Bundle page
  3. Click Save to create the new image bundle.

Creating a Bundle by Uploading a New Image

CloudVision Portal (CVP) enables you to create new image bundles by uploading new images to CVP.

  1. Go to the Create Image Bundle page.
  2. Click the upload from local icon available next to disk icon.

    This opens a dialog to search and upload .swi files from system.

  3. Navigate to the desired .swi file and upload it to CVP.

    The upload bar on the page shows the progress of the upload.

    Figure 4. Uploading .swi files to CVP (upload in progress)
  4. Click Save to create the new image bundle.

Adding EOS Extensions to Image Bundles

CloudVision Portal (CVP) enables you to add EOS extensions to image bundles along with .swi images. Extensions are either .rpm files or .swix files. You upload .rpm or .swix files using the Images page. Extensions are optional for image bundles

Note: To verify that all the extensions you selected are installed and running on the device, run a compliance check on the device after you install the image bundle on the device.

Complete these steps to add EOS extensions to an image bundle:

  1. Go to the Create Image Bundle page.
  2. Click the upload from local icon.

    This opens a dialog to search and upload EOS extensions (.rpm or .swix files) from the system

  3. Navigate to the desired .rpm or .swix files and upload them.

    The upload bar on the page shows the progress of the upload. The extensions you uploaded are shown in the Create Image Bundle page

    Figure 5. Create Image Bundle showing uploaded extensions
  4. Select Reboot Required check-boxes for all extensions that require a reboot. (All uploaded extensions in this example require a reboot.)
  5. Click Save. The extensions are added to the image bundle.

    Once the image bundle is assigned to a device, a reboot task will be generated. The newly added extensions are installed on the device when the reboot task is executed. Any extensions that were previously installed but are not part of the current bundle are removed from the device.