Note: Applies to CLI v2.
(See What is a Release? for an introduction to releases.)
As described earlier, each deployment references one or many releases on the Director. Before the Director can form a deployment, all referenced releases must be uploaded to the Director.
Releases are distributed in two ways: as a release tarball or through a source code repository. The releases section of bosh.io provides a good list of available releases and their tarballs.
Here are a few popular releases:
- cf-release provides CloudFoundry
- concourse provides a Continious Integration system called Concourse CI
- cf-rabbitmq-release provides RabbitMQ
Assuming that the CLI is already targeted at the Director, the CLI provides a single command to upload a release.
If you have a URL to a release tarball (for example a URL provided by bosh.io):
$ bosh upload-release https://bosh.io/d/github.com/cloudfoundry/cf-release
Alternatively, if you have a release tarball on your local machine:
$ bosh upload-release ~/Downloads/zookeeper-0.0.5.tgz
If you cloned a Git repository:
Note that all release repositories have a
releases/folder that contains release YAML files. These files have all the required information about how to assemble a specific version of a release (provided that the release maintainers produce and commit that version to the repository). You can use the YAML files to either directly upload a release, or to create a release tarball locally and then upload it.
$ cd ~/workspace/zookeeper-release $ bosh upload-release
Alternatively, to build a release tarball locally from a release YAML file:
$ cd ~/workspace/zookeeper-release $ bosh create-release releases/zookeeper/zookeeper-12.yml --tarball x.tgz $ bosh upload-release x.tgz
Once the command succeeds, you can view all uploaded releases in the Director:
$ bosh -e vbox releases Using environment '192.168.50.6' as client 'admin' Name Version Commit Hash dns 0+dev.1496791266* 65f3b30+ zookeeper 0.0.5* b434447 (*) Currently deployed (+) Uncommitted changes 3 releases Succeeded
To use an uploaded release in your deployment, update the
releases section in your deployment manifest:
releases: - name: zookeeper version: 0.0.5
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