DCImanager Documentation

OS templates, recipes, and ISO-images

An operating system template is a set of disk images and installation scripts consisting of the distribution and other data required for OS installation. Templates facilitate the installation of operating systems on servers. DCImanager allows installing additional templates, such as server search, diagnostics, and recovery templates.

Recipes are scripts that DCImanager runs on a virtual machine after OS deployment from the template. They help prepare a virtual machine for specific operations: install packages, edit configuration files, etc. The scripts can be executed only on Linux machines. 

ISO-images can be used to boot servers.

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