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Subscribe to a ServerTemplate


To subscribe to a privately shared, HEAD version of a ServerTemplate from the MultiCloud Marketplace. 

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Typically you will only import committed (uneditable) revisions of a ServerTemplate from the MultiCloud Marketplace (MCM). However, another RightScale account can privately share a HEAD (editable) version of a ServerTemplate with your RightScale account. In such cases, you will be able to subscribe to the HEAD version of the ServerTemplate in the MCM.

If you want to use a privately shared HEAD version in your RightScale account, you must subscribe, not import, the ServerTemplate, because you can inherit changes from its publisher at any time. For example, if the publisher makes changes to the HEAD version of their ServerTemplate in their own account they will have the option to republish the ServerTemplate to the MCM, which will update the copy in the MCM to reflect those changes. Any RightScale accounts that have subscribed to the HEAD version of that ServerTemplate will automatically inherit those changes when it's republished. Therefore, it's important to understand the implications of using and launching servers with a HEAD version of a ServerTemplate that you subscribed to from the MCM because you can inherit changes at any time.

If you are actively developing and testing a ServerTemplate across multiple accounts, you may want to inherit changes to the HEAD version. However, if you do not want to inherit changes because it could cause potential problems if imcompatible changes are inherited, you should clone the HEAD version of the ServerTemplate once you've subscribed to it from the MCM to create a separate component with its own lineage.You will have to determine which option makes the most sense for your use case.


  1. Navigate to:  Design -> MultiCloud Marketplace -> ServerTemplates
  2. Locate and select the appropriate ServerTemplate.
    • Browse by categories, perform a search, or the filter options to find the correct ServerTemplate.
  3. Once found, click the Subscribe button to retrieve a copy of the HEAD version of the ServerTemplate and make it available for use within your RightScale account.
    Note: A Warning icon and/or message denotes a HEAD version of a ServerTemplate that you are currently subscribing to from the MCM.

Once subscribed, the ServerTemplate and its associated RightScripts are considered part of your "local" collection.

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