A stemcell is a versioned Operating System image wrapped with IaaS specific packaging.

Typical stemcell contains bare minimum OS skeleton with few common utilities pre-installed, a BOSH Agent and few configuration files to make OS be securely configured by default.

Learn more about stemcells.

Ubuntu Lucid, CentOS 6.x, and Ruby agent based stemcells are deprecated.

Upload latest version to your BOSH Director:

# Upload latest version, currently 3312.15
$ bosh upload stemcell https://bosh.io/d/stemcells/bosh-vsphere-esxi-ubuntu-trusty-go_agent

# Upload specific version
$ bosh upload stemcell https://bosh.io/d/stemcells/bosh-vsphere-esxi-ubuntu-trusty-go_agent?v=3312.15

Alternatively, download stemcell tarball locally:

# ...or download it directly using curl
$ curl -L -J -O https://bosh.io/d/stemcells/bosh-vsphere-esxi-ubuntu-trusty-go_agent?v=3312.15

# or with wget...
$ wget --content-disposition https://bosh.io/d/stemcells/bosh-vsphere-esxi-ubuntu-trusty-go_agent?v=3312.15
  • Ubuntu Trusty

    • vSphere ESXi 425MB
      2017-01-13T02:14:57.000Z 60b8230da19d7e27b5101fc34f569e85eb5b3ad0 [SHA1]
      • Periodic stemcell update
    • vSphere ESXi 425MB
      2016-12-14T02:47:49.000Z 4d26fc17fdb30455741e155ba77bdcbe2f6130d9 [SHA1]
      • Bumps Ubuntu stemcells for USN-3156-1: APT vulnerability
    • vSphere ESXi 425MB
      2016-12-05T17:31:43.000Z d8696585feac0efe75460d96db2d026fb1b84f80 [SHA1]
      • Periodic stemcell update
    • vSphere ESXi 425MB
      2016-12-02T16:32:55.000Z 60f42c93a3b1aea58fb373a5393f28ed292ce1d1 [SHA1]
    • vSphere ESXi 425MB
      2016-11-30T04:51:42.000Z 1e5a36142fb537c35be59b4091e428dd581d0d90 [SHA1]
      • Periodic stemcell update
        • Includes USN-3134-1 as requested by a community member
    • vSphere ESXi 425MB
      2016-11-16T22:14:24.000Z e69d870d9aa90135429e30852ce32bdbb425db51 [SHA1]
      • Properly includes libpam_cracklib.so to avoid errors in /var/log/auth.log
    • vSphere ESXi 424MB
      2016-11-10T23:55:46.000Z c3629db0cab8bc74cc922d75ab78e1388bec6782 [SHA1]
      • Fixes persistent disk mounting on OpenStack described in Stemcell 3308
    • vSphere ESXi 424MB
      2016-11-10T03:53:19.000Z 44d74028e801421e2c963ef382ac7334a3a1b7ad [SHA1]

      Reported Problems:

      Fixes:

    • vSphere ESXi 424MB
      2016-11-08T17:24:53.000Z c49729f3843e0e255b262731e53ca68721afcb22 [SHA1]

      Reported Problems

      • bosh-init doesn’t work with this stemcell on OpenStack and AWS due to https://github.com/cloudfoundry/bosh/issues/1500
      • Booting the stemcell image directly in you IaaS (without using BOSH/bosh-init) does no longer provision the ssh key for user vcap, so you need to login differently

      Changes

      • Agent will now wait for monit to complete stop all processes before carrying on
      • Added google stemcells
      • Default dmesg_restrict to 1
      • Disable all IPv6 configurations
      • Reenabled UDF kernel module for Azure
      • Increase root_maxkeys and maxkeys kernel configurations
      • Changed default hostname to bosh-stemcell instead of localhost to avoid boot problems on GCP
      • Lower TCP keepalive configuration by default
      • Mount /var/log directory to /var/vcap/data/root_log
      • Restrict Access to the su command
      • Add pam_cracklib requirements to common-password and password-auth
      • Enable auditing for processes that start prior to auditd
      • Set log rotation interval to 15 min in stemcell
      • Made ownership & permissions for /etc/cron* files more restrictive
      • Customize shell prompt to show instance name and ID
      • Removed floppy drives from vSphere stemcells
      • Removed bosh micro assets hence making bosh micro unsupported

      Misc:

    • vSphere ESXi 551MB
      2017-01-13T04:36:13.000Z 70ca4e0f8a3602a53919cd4e8fd97770ed7da234 [SHA1]
    • vSphere ESXi 551MB
      2016-12-31T07:13:23.000Z 8d74dc5acfd0b9d2644a8821c78c88d347a1fc14 [SHA1]
    • vSphere ESXi 551MB
      2016-12-15T05:40:41.000Z 63cc6f5094d1ad3e9c5b5e6b103da1ddfc5a4a47 [SHA1]
    • vSphere ESXi 551MB
      2016-12-14T01:37:11.000Z 40b85a83896dfd59bb20281d03dfde08a32f2a06 [SHA1]
    • vSphere ESXi 551MB
      2016-12-06T17:12:51.000Z 9e4ea92355fc13eb5ce3e425355bed87c1681f4d [SHA1]
    • vSphere ESXi 550MB
      2016-11-03T18:22:30.000Z bf448bcea737eb937ca770feda4f21ed514976d3 [SHA1]
      • Updates CentOS kernel to the latest version for “Dirty COW”
        • Ubuntu stemcells were updated in previous versions at the time of Ubuntu USN updates
      • Includes fix to the bosh-agent to better support 1TB+ disk partitioning
    • vSphere ESXi 550MB
      2016-10-21T02:30:02.000Z 6e58a5bfdce715aaa832ea1035972c84dc579577 [SHA1]
      • Bump Ubuntu stemcells for USN-3106-2: Linux kernel (Xenial HWE) vulnerability
      • Includes a fix to the bosh-agent to work more reliably with 2TB+ persistent disks
    • vSphere ESXi 550MB
      2016-10-12T21:03:24.000Z 508d584662859ab85e6236c8e1c0dc30cffe2150 [SHA1]
      • Bump Ubuntu stemcells for USN-3099-2: Linux kernel (Xenial HWE) vulnerabilities
    • vSphere ESXi 550MB
      2016-09-30T16:44:18.000Z ef3f1419ccae22f12b6d367f3bf8399565722dd9 [SHA1]
      • Periodic bump
      • Delay start of rsyslogd using systemd on CentOS
    • vSphere ESXi 550MB
      2016-09-28T15:14:04.000Z a73d4f970b0682617a5fb748073bd2eb3ad28844 [SHA1]
      • google-kvm: improve the google-* daemon configurations
        • fixes ssh: handshake failed errors on boot
    • vSphere ESXi 550MB
      2016-09-26T17:12:47.000Z 78cc6b381a57b9e283d99fd00eb41e62c9b5c604 [SHA1]
      • Bumps Ubuntu stemcells for USN-3087-2 (OpenSSL regression)
    • vSphere ESXi 550MB
      2016-09-21T18:52:32.000Z 20949bf20abcd349a4b5340c03a401c7b60849a7 [SHA1]
    • vSphere ESXi 550MB
      2016-09-19T21:55:37.000Z 61ce61cb1ddde1b6866402a714406b0d3a5a3851 [SHA1]
      • Bumps Ubuntu to Linux kernel to 4.4

      Based on 3262 stemcells. Note: OpenStack stemcells series 3263 is broken due to https://github.com/cloudfoundry/bosh-agent/issues/98 and should not be used

    • vSphere ESXi 546MB
      2016-10-22T05:08:38.000Z 762ad3bb859963547c3a4892fc9ea0378da67251 [SHA1]
    • vSphere ESXi 546MB
      2016-10-13T15:15:40.000Z 7ed007dfaec05faea1bcd211a9e53445d15115ad [SHA1]
      • Bump Ubuntu stemcells for USN-3099-2: Linux kernel (Xenial HWE) vulnerabilities
    • vSphere ESXi 546MB
      2016-09-30T15:49:33.000Z 289f9c6d4bcc94376eeb67a0dab4ff93939b1bcd [SHA1]
    • vSphere ESXi 546MB
      2016-09-28T00:50:21.000Z 25db3244555ea1af87d7dfb5ff8466a6fa840049 [SHA1]
      • google-kvm: improve the google-* daemon configurations
        • fixes ssh: handshake failed errors on boot
    • vSphere ESXi 546MB
      2016-09-26T16:55:17.000Z 62e2117dee7249dc5a13057aed21cd19ee37c245 [SHA1]
      • Bumps Ubuntu stemcells for USN-3087-2 (OpenSSL regression)
    • vSphere ESXi 546MB
      2016-09-23T04:12:19.000Z ce5d022997984fa6c1f42908621de74fac4c8124 [SHA1]
      • Bumps Ubuntu stemcells for USN-3087-1: OpenSSL vulnerabilities
    • vSphere ESXi 546MB
      2016-09-16T17:03:00.000Z 98be1becd98a72de1d2375e5d828023601b46681 [SHA1]
    • vSphere ESXi 546MB
      2016-09-08T06:09:35.000Z 0ec372495a970275495240600e079ee9c173fc22 [SHA1]
    • vSphere ESXi 550MB
      2016-08-30T20:52:26.000Z 8a1caefc8ed949818aa4ac986bc5e2b9b6811b02 [SHA1]
    • vSphere ESXi 550MB
      2016-08-23T23:12:58.000Z 4f8a695988d2a0504d8b61e476c676ea70184da7 [SHA1]
    • vSphere ESXi 550MB
      2016-08-12T21:49:11.000Z a6e3a39d7694557a5cae0b8f35af619edbc0ca22 [SHA1]
    • vSphere ESXi 554MB
      2016-08-05T00:38:34.000Z 4b8055aee6f80a4de13d0c972df3f62427b159d3 [SHA1]
    • vSphere ESXi 550MB
      2016-08-09T23:03:02.000Z 6fe6a1a6b1e5caf22beaa7c3f567b7dc9c324b53 [SHA1]
    • vSphere ESXi 550MB
      2016-07-21T17:30:58.000Z 0bb2f118e27dc78191344bc16de6875bfdf2c273 [SHA1]
    • vSphere ESXi 550MB
      2016-06-29T07:05:58.000Z d8725b002edec8dfe9719df49fa4cf33b2ff0d69 [SHA1]