RightLink is the agent installed on every server running in RightScale and it supports the latest automation and monitoring features. It uses HTTPS as its RightNet communication mode and relies on Chef for configuration. RightLink is preinstalled on all RightImages (Version 5 and above) published by RightScale.
With RightLink 6, you can use custom images within RightScale to receive the same functionality as you would with RightImages. Additionally, you can use RightScale more easily in your private cloud with operating systems that we support but cannot distribute, such as Microsoft Windows® and Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL).
For a list of all the new features added to RightLink in version 6.0 (as well as bug fixes), refer to the RightLink 6.1 Release Notes on GitHub.
Important! Custom images that are built with RightLink 5.9 and higher are fully supported by RightScale. If you choose to create your own custom images instead of using the ones included in ServerTemplates published by RightScale, please refer to the following documents for best practices and recommended procedures. See Create RightLink 5.9 Enabled Images or Create RightLink 6 Enabled Images.
There are several general advantages of using RightLink-enabled RightImages (Version 5 RightImages and later).
Features of version 6 include:
RightLink 6 Supports the following cloud types:
|Cloud Type||Nickname||Support package|
|Google Compute Engine||gce||rightlink6-cloud-gce|
|vSphere Cloud Appliance (VMware)||vsphere||rightlink6-cloud-vsphere|
RightLink 6 is built for and tested with the following platforms. An additional column ("Known working/best effort") is provided for platforms known to work but are not supported officially; RightSale will provide a best-effort in terms of defect resolution on the specified platforms..
Note: Only 64 bit packages are built and published by RightScale.
|Platform Release||Supported by RS||Tested by RS||Known working/best effort|
|Ubuntu 14.04 (trusty)||X||X||Ø|
|Ubuntu 12.04 (precise)||X||X||Ø|
|CentOS 6 and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6||X||X||Ø|
|CentOS 7 and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7||X||X||Ø|
|SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP3||X||X||Ø|
|SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP2||X||X||Ø|
|Debian 7 (wheezy)||Ø||Ø||X|
|Debian 6 (squeeze)||Ø||Ø||X|
|Microsoft Windows 2012R2||X||X||Ø|
|Microsoft Windows 2012||X||X||Ø|
|Microsoft Windows 2008 R2 SP1||X||X||Ø|
|Microsoft Windows 2008 (other versions)||X||Ø||Ø|
|Microsoft Windows 2008 (all versions)||X||Ø||Ø|
X - Supported feature
Ø - Not supported
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