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Publish and Share a MultiCloud Image


To publish and share a MultiCloud Image (MCI).

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  • 'publisher' user role privileges


Typically MultiCloud Images are published and shared in the context of a ServerTemplate, however they can be published and shared individually. You can only publish a private component that was originally created in your RightScale account. (i.e. It was either created from scratch or cloned.) You cannot publish a committed revision of an component that you imported from the MultiCloud Marketplace (MCM).  Note: A particular revision can only be published once.

Although you can publish a HEAD version, it's not a recommended best practice unless you're an advanced user that's actively developing and testing it across multiple RightScale accounts. It's recommended that you only publish and share committed revisions of a component.

If you share a MultiCloud Image that has a reference to a privately owned Amazon Machine Image (AMI) (i.e. the AMI was created using your AWS credentials) and want to share the MCI with another RightScale account, you must also privately share the AMI with the other AWS account otherwise the other RightScale account will not have access to use the referenced AMI. See Share an Amazon Machine Image (AMI).


  1. Navigate to Design > MultiCloud Images in the RightScale Dashboard.
  2. Select the MultiCloud Image (MCI) that you want to share.
  3. Select the committed revision that you want to share in the History Timeline Bar. (e.g. Rev 1)
  4. Click the Publish to MultiCloud Marketplace action button. For details on how to use the publishing wizard to complete the sharing process, see the Using the Publishing Assistant tutorial for details.


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