Chapter 43. Installation and Booting

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Custom system image creation with Image Builder available as a Technology Preview

The Image Builder tool enables users to create customized RHEL images. Starting with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.6, Image Builder is available in the Extras channel as a Technology Preview in the lorax-composer package.
With Image Builder, users can create custom system images which include additional packages. Composer functionality can be accessed through a graphical user interface in Web Console, or with a command line interface in the composer-cli tool. Image Builder output formats include, among others:
  • ISO disk image
  • qcow2 file for direct use with a virtual machine
  • file system image file
To learn more about Image Builder, see the Image Builder Guide. (BZ#1613966)
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