Home > Reference Info > Machine Tags > MultiCloud Images

Copyright (c) 2006-2014 MindTouch Inc.

This file and accompanying files are licensed under the MindTouch Master Subscription Agreement (MSA).

At any time, you shall not, directly or indirectly: (i) sublicense, resell, rent, lease, distribute, market, commercialize or otherwise transfer rights or usage to: (a) the Software, (b) any modified version or derivative work of the Software created by you or for you, or (c) MindTouch Open Source (which includes all non-supported versions of MindTouch-developed software), for any purpose including timesharing or service bureau purposes; (ii) remove or alter any copyright, trademark or proprietary notice in the Software; (iii) transfer, use or export the Software in violation of any applicable laws or regulations of any government or governmental agency; (iv) use or run on any of your hardware, or have deployed for use, any production version of MindTouch Open Source; (v) use any of the Support Services, Error corrections, Updates or Upgrades, for the MindTouch Open Source software or for any Server for which Support Services are not then purchased as provided hereunder; or (vi) reverse engineer, decompile or modify any encrypted or encoded portion of the Software.

A complete copy of the MSA is available at http://www.mindtouch.com/msa

MultiCloud Images

Tag at the MultiCloud Image Level

The following tags may be applied to MultiCloud Image (MCI) in order to denote that an image is RightScale-enabled.

provides rs_agent_type rrs The MCI includes the RightScale instance agent v1-v4 and is compatible with ServerTemplates that include RightScripts. provides:rs_agent_type=rrs
provides rs_agent_type right_link The MCI includes the RightScale agent v5 or higher and is compatible with ServerTemplates that include Chef recipes and/or RightScripts. provides:rs_agent_type=right_link


So if you're using a RightLink enabled machine image (v5 RightImages and above), its MCI should have a tag under its Info tab that looks like the following screenshot.


Identifying RightScale-enabled MultiCloud Images

The RightScale Dashboard uses the MultiCloud Image tags to determine whether a given MultiCloud Image can be used to launch RightScale-enabled Servers and ServerArrays.

If a MultiCloud image is marked as being RightLink-compatible (provides:rs_agent_type=right_link), it will be provided with RightLink initialization information at boot time and can be used with ServerTemplates that contain Chef recipes and/or RightScripts.

If an image is marked as being RightScript-compatible  (provides:rs_agent_type=rrs), it can be used with ServerTemplates that contain RightScripts. For backwards compatibility this tag is not required; RightScript servers can be booted from an untagged MultiCloud Image with no negative side-effects. However, tagging RightScript-compatible MultiCloud Images is a good practice that will better inform others of the capabilities of your images and ensure better future compatibility with RightScale.

Note that merely tagging a MultiCloud Image does not automatically enable it to run Chef recipes or RightScripts. The MCI's creator is responsible for installing the necessary software; the tag is merely an indication that the software has been installed in the MCI. 

For optimal compatibility we recommend using RightImages, which are fully supported by RightScale and are always tagged appropriately.

Missing Tag

If you do not tag your MultiCloud Image, it may cause problems for RightLink-enabled servers. Your MCI will not be tagged as RightScale-compatible, which will cause problems if the underlying image uses RightLink.


See also

You must to post a comment.
Last modified
23:31, 16 May 2013


This page has no custom tags.


This page has no classifications.



Glossary | 用語용어 Site Map | Site Help Community Corporate Site Get Support Dashboard Login
Doc Feedback Product Feedback Resources MultiCloud Marketplace Forums

Dashboard Status

© 2006-2014 RightScale, Inc. All rights reserved.
RightScale is a registered trademark of RightScale, Inc. All other products and services may be trademarks or servicemarks of their respective owners.