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Chapter 4.  Creating system images with Image Builder web console interface

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Image Builder is a tool for creating custom system images. To use Image Builder and create your custom system images, you can use the web console interface. Note that the command-line interface is the currently preferred alternative, because it offers more features.

Note

The command-line interface is the currently preferred alternative, because it offers more features.

4.1.  Accessing Image Builder GUI in the RHEL 7 web console

The cockpit-composer plug-in for the RHEL 7 web console enables users to manage Image Builder blueprints and composes with a graphical interface. Note that the preferred method for controlling Image Builder is at the moment using the command-line interface.

Prerequisites

  • You must have root access to the system.

Procedure

1. Open https://localhost:9090/ in a web browser on the system where Image Builder is installed.
Log into the web console

Figure 4.1. Log into the web console

For more information on how to remotely access Image Builder, see managing systems using the RHEL 7 web console.
2. Log into the web console with your root username and password.
3. To display the Image Builder controls, click the Image Builder icon, which is in the upper-left corner of the window.
The Image Builder view opens, listing existing blueprints.
Image Builder on Web Console

Figure 4.2. Image Builder on Web Console

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