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-warden-boshlite-ubuntu-trusty-go_agent

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

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

    • BOSH Lite Warden 380MB
      2017-01-13T02:14:51.000Z 3ea5df440bb65c06102fa2dac0812d28fbe655c6 [SHA1]
      • Periodic stemcell update
    • BOSH Lite Warden 380MB
      2016-12-14T02:47:40.000Z 6951a63293fd6e28e301243dae0127cfc95438f3 [SHA1]
      • Bumps Ubuntu stemcells for USN-3156-1: APT vulnerability
    • BOSH Lite Warden 380MB
      2016-12-05T17:31:28.000Z c918c06be6a5c8f775a523a3a643717cf163ca47 [SHA1]
      • Periodic stemcell update
    • BOSH Lite Warden 380MB
      2016-12-02T16:31:35.000Z 1e3f034896433b91d8b904c74b0724a2db3a8162 [SHA1]
    • BOSH Lite Warden 380MB
      2016-11-30T04:51:26.000Z 4d4aa05fce8f6763eeef59b8d824422a418ca419 [SHA1]
      • Periodic stemcell update
        • Includes USN-3134-1 as requested by a community member
    • BOSH Lite Warden 380MB
      2016-11-16T22:14:10.000Z dea6e1a8b98fd4e6ad58401f95874e5c66afcab4 [SHA1]
      • Properly includes libpam_cracklib.so to avoid errors in /var/log/auth.log
    • BOSH Lite Warden 378MB
      2016-11-10T23:55:32.000Z 771e6539da2ba88140f9ba542ca75af1909d7377 [SHA1]
      • Fixes persistent disk mounting on OpenStack described in Stemcell 3308
    • BOSH Lite Warden 378MB
      2016-11-10T18:58:08.000Z 191753642e8397d81e34e0d856129952ed30e09a [SHA1]

      Reported Problems:


    • BOSH Lite Warden 379MB
      2016-11-09T01:00:26.000Z 548c0b2c7d7e482cac932a601d40864b8805a2f7 [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


      • 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


    • BOSH Lite Warden 492MB
      2016-07-07T07:24:14.000Z 7c1c34df689772c7b14ce85322c4c044fafe7dbe [SHA1]
    • BOSH Lite Warden 499MB
      2015-12-04T07:57:17.000Z f2bf03c0cc30a2c7fda1464116ba9efd [MD5]
    • BOSH Lite Warden 498MB
      2015-11-11T00:49:17.000Z 84cc868c9e8203667bc21e9b00e70b85 [MD5]
    • BOSH Lite Warden 452MB
      2015-11-11T00:42:46.000Z 4da427da103462f46c288ebd9f0dccce [MD5]
    • BOSH Lite Warden 452MB
      2014-10-19T10:11:59.000Z 0a5deba90ac7965f38f6beff75603469-29 [MD5]
    • BOSH Lite Warden 452MB
      2014-10-19T07:29:16.000Z c2b78b5b0022e65b86bb55e8ca976584-29 [MD5]
    • BOSH Lite Warden 452MB
      2014-10-19T04:49:53.000Z d70dfc549bf050cbd648eb57aa886183-29 [MD5]
    • BOSH Lite Warden 452MB
      2014-10-19T02:17:35.000Z b6df58e113ca07f2b890faaeaecc49a8-29 [MD5]
    • BOSH Lite Warden 452MB
      2014-10-18T23:29:46.000Z 4f4f21b6f8a13ef00834822c15ab60d5-29 [MD5]
    • BOSH Lite Warden 452MB
      2014-10-18T20:57:32.000Z 52f79f710a497b47ac9115e207fd593f-29 [MD5]
    • BOSH Lite Warden 452MB
      2014-10-18T18:12:32.000Z a75fa9c8fd1854efeb62522773236939-29 [MD5]
    • BOSH Lite Warden 452MB
      2014-10-18T16:16:21.000Z 86315c03f0584d45f2c1191bffcb19be-29 [MD5]
    • BOSH Lite Warden 452MB
      2014-10-18T13:07:00.000Z fb5d8c697d99a1626b013871fe248799-29 [MD5]
    • BOSH Lite Warden 452MB
      2014-10-18T09:57:41.000Z 5c2ee0b3266b87a5c53db04c214460d4-29 [MD5]
    • BOSH Lite Warden 452MB
      2014-10-18T07:14:26.000Z eab6a5630dc2c998158c6fde0e9abcdf-29 [MD5]
    • BOSH Lite Warden 452MB
      2014-10-18T04:37:46.000Z 8539fdec1c4daabee1d02ca353ca27f0-29 [MD5]
    • BOSH Lite Warden 452MB
      2014-10-18T01:54:09.000Z 8d0828652cb1f2d97038f49aa6cb6cfe-29 [MD5]
    • BOSH Lite Warden 452MB
      2014-10-17T23:07:20.000Z 1d41d3df58d78bbafbf4c6ddc8ced4ae-29 [MD5]
    • BOSH Lite Warden 452MB
      2014-10-17T20:11:12.000Z f39f5c0974bafe92e8ba146fdbbf56ce-29 [MD5]
    • BOSH Lite Warden 452MB
      2014-10-16T02:05:22.000Z 73d67b1b16566476f78a068417950577-29 [MD5]
    • BOSH Lite Warden 452MB
      2014-10-14T22:01:35.000Z 89515513bea9c062c7dfb7b60e20980f-29 [MD5]
    • BOSH Lite Warden 452MB
      2014-10-14T20:11:31.000Z 86069c8734dc8ebcafe640111f81319d-29 [MD5]
    • BOSH Lite Warden 452MB
      2014-10-09T00:56:03.000Z 8fc6ccfc190ea549fa35a705515f8238-29 [MD5]
    • BOSH Lite Warden 452MB
      2014-10-07T18:53:04.000Z aa19b10ce856943fb622473edf288787-29 [MD5]
    • BOSH Lite Warden 452MB
      2014-10-04T00:00:58.000Z cefdfa34ace1971dece45b8b84c88250-29 [MD5]
    • BOSH Lite Warden 452MB
      2014-10-03T20:32:27.000Z 0b1b193639fd0f68b01d7443d7b86254-29 [MD5]
    • BOSH Lite Warden 452MB
      2014-10-02T19:25:57.000Z 1f421ad1ca638af4a852a7df3abc8012-29 [MD5]
    • BOSH Lite Warden 452MB
      2014-10-01T18:28:17.000Z ec49c99a9d8007d5eb7b78f92f6c08e4-29 [MD5]