Update to the Official Images

Finally there is a hint of Spring in the air. And that can mean only one thing.

It’s time to update the Brightbox Cloud Official Images.

The RedHat Enterprise derivatives (Centos, Scientific Linux) are now at version 6.4 and 5.9 - reflecting the latest minor release updates on those distributions.

The big news though is that Brightbox Cloud now synchronises with the official Ubuntu Cloud Guest Images.

$ brightbox images list --type=official

 id         owner      type      created_on  status  size   name                                      
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 img-hy0lf  brightbox  official  2013-05-10  public  0      Blank Disk Image (i686)                   
 img-t3xyp  brightbox  official  2013-05-10  public  0      Blank Disk Image (x86_64)                 
 img-adtke  brightbox  official  2011-07-20  public  0      Blank disk image (compat) (i686)          
 img-ztdma  brightbox  official  2011-07-20  public  0      Blank disk image (compat) (x86_64)        
 img-itn4a  brightbox  official  2013-05-02  public  1      Brightbox Bootstaller (i686)              
 img-6xgf1  brightbox  official  2013-05-02  public  1      Brightbox Bootstaller (x86_64)            
 img-2vn9s  brightbox  official  2013-05-10  public  5222   CentOS 5.9 server (x86_64)                
 img-h9zix  brightbox  official  2013-05-10  public  5120   CentOS 6.4 server (i686)                  
 img-6rdtr  brightbox  official  2013-05-10  public  5120   CentOS 6.4 server (x86_64)                
 img-k3399  brightbox  official  2013-05-10  public  5125   Fedora 17 server (i686)                   
 img-zhroq  brightbox  official  2013-05-10  public  5125   Fedora 17 server (x86_64)                 
 img-1okdf  brightbox  official  2010-11-19  public  20480  FreeBSD 8.1 minimal (i686)                
 img-aoubd  brightbox  official  2010-11-19  public  20480  FreeBSD 8.1 minimal (x86_64)              
 img-zwg4b  brightbox  official  2013-05-10  public  5222   Scientific Linux 5.9 server (x86_64)      
 img-vgetc  brightbox  official  2013-05-10  public  5120   Scientific Linux 6.4 server (i686)        
 img-n4f5o  brightbox  official  2013-05-10  public  5120   Scientific Linux 6.4 server (x86_64)      
 img-a1yu3  brightbox  official  2013-05-10  public  769    Ubuntu Lucid 10.04 LTS server (i686)      
 img-gaaeo  brightbox  official  2013-05-10  public  1025   Ubuntu Lucid 10.04 LTS server (x86_64)    
 img-hnigl  brightbox  official  2012-03-14  public  20480  Windows 2008 Server R2 (x86_64)           
 img-ovv3h  brightbox  official  2013-05-10  public  2048   ubuntu-precise-12.04-amd64-server (x86_64)
 img-sougg  brightbox  official  2013-05-10  public  2048   ubuntu-precise-12.04-i386-server (i686)   
 img-x9lfj  brightbox  official  2013-05-10  public  2048   ubuntu-quantal-12.10-amd64-server (x86_64)
 img-t3dyq  brightbox  official  2013-05-10  public  2048   ubuntu-quantal-12.10-i386-server (i686)   
 img-g8ia6  brightbox  official  2013-05-10  public  2048   ubuntu-raring-13.04-amd64-server (x86_64) 
 img-u3ttt  brightbox  official  2013-05-10  public  2048   ubuntu-raring-13.04-i386-server (i686)    
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All of the RedHat Enterprise, Fedora and Ubuntu official images have been updated to incorporate the latest security patches and fixes in the base image - saving valuable time at deployment.

The previous images are deprecated, which means they don’t show up in the normal listings (to discourage new use) but if you’ve hardcoded the identifiers in your scripts they’ll still work.

Remember that you’re not limited to the “official” images we provide. You can upload and register an image of your own and run pretty much any operating system you like on Brightbox Cloud.

In addition there are test images regularly sync’ed to the test account (acc-tqs4c). The next version of Ubuntu is already in there for you to test and help with its development.

$ brightbox-images list --account=acc-tqs4c --show-all | grep saucy

 img-x16ui  acc-tqs4c  upload  2013-05-10  public  2048   ubuntu-saucy-daily-amd64-server (x86_64)  
 img-flye0  acc-tqs4c  upload  2013-05-10  public  2048   ubuntu-saucy-daily-i386-server (i686)     

And you can now build a Debian, Fedora, CentOS or Scientific Linux image from scratch using the Brightbox Bootstaller

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