ISOs

You can enable users to build and boot virtual servers from ISO images. To enable the usage of ISO, you mount a location where ISO images are stored on a Control Panel server to compute resource servers. 

Mount ISO Locations

When a virtual server is booted from an ISO image, the ISO image is taken from a compute resource server. To mount and share a location where ISO images are stored on a Control Panel server with the compute resource servers, you edit the onapp.yml file as follows:  

  • iso_path_on_cp - specifies the location where ISO images are stored on the Control Panel server. By default, the location is /data. You can change it to any other suitable location. Make sure that this location is shared with the specified iso_path_on_hv location.
  • iso_path_on_hv - specifies the location where ISO images are located on the compute resource servers. By default, the location is /data.  You can change it to any other suitable location with the onappowner and read/write access. Make sure that this location is mounted to the specified iso_path_on_cp location.

CloudBoot compute resources mount the /data location automatically at boot to the /onapp/tools/recovery on the compute resource.

You can store ISO images on a dedicated server at any location with an arbitrary name. In this case, it is necessary to mount the ISO images location on this server to the iso_path_on_cp directory on Control Panel and all iso_path_on_hv locations on compute resources. This can be a backup server to avoid the usage of the Control Panel resources.

Enable Permissions in Control Panel UI

Make sure to enable the following permissions for your Admin and other roles in the Control Panel user interface:

  • Any action on ISOs - the user can take any action on ISOs
  • Create a new ISO - the user can create a new ISO
  • Destroy any ISO - the user can delete any ISO (own, user, and public)
  • Destroy own ISO - the user can delete only own ISO 
  • Destroy user ISO - the user can delete ISOs created by any user, but not public ISOs 
  • Make any ISO public - the user can make public any ISO available to all users
  • Make own ISO public - the user can make public only own ISOs
  • Make user ISO public - the user can make public ISOs created by any user 
  • Create and manage own ISOs - the user can create and edit/delete/view own ISOs
  • Manage all ISOs - the user can manage own/user/public ISOs
  • Create and manage user ISOs - the user can view/create/edit/delete ISOs created by any user
  • See all ISOs - the user can view all ISOs in the cloud
  • See own ISOs - the user can only view the ISOs created by themselves
  • See all public ISOs - the user can view all public ISOs
  • See user ISOs - the user can view the ISOs created by any user in the cloud
  • Update any ISO - the user can edit any ISO in the cloud
  • Update own ISO - the user can edit only own ISO
  • Update user ISO - the user can edit ISOs created by any user in the cloud


See also:

ISOs
Permissions