Application Instances

In Cloudistics, an application instance refers to one or more virtual machines (VMs) grouped together to provide a specific set of software capabilities for an end user. Throughout the Cloudistics platform, we refer to VMs as application instances. For example, an application instance might be a simple VM running Windows 8; and another application instance might be a VM running CentOS 7.2 with Docker.

In Cloudistics Ignite, you can create an application instance in the following ways:

  • Download a template from the Cloudistics Application Marketplace, customize the template as needed, and deploy a new instance with just a few clicks.

  • Create a new application instance from an existing template stored in your template store.

  • Import a VM from a .VMDK, .VHD, .VHDx, .IMG, .OVA, .QCOW2, .QED, or .RAW as a template, and then use the template to create a new instance.

  • Install a new instance from an ISO or custom installer.

  • Create a new instance from a snapshot of an instance (local or DR).

For more information about application templates, the marketplace, and the template store, see the topic, Manage Application Templates.

Supported Operating Systems

Cloudistics is constantly adding application operating system compatibility. Cloudistics currently supports application instances running the following Operating Systems:

  • Red Hat (CentOS/RHEL/Scientific Linux) 6/7 (64-bit)

  • Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Desktop/Server (64-bit)

  • Microsoft Windows 7/8/8.1/10 (32-bit/64-bit)

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008R2/2012/2012R2/2016 (64-bit)

  • FreeNAS 9.10

  • FreeBSD 10.3

  • Netscaler 11.0-70.12

NOTE

FreeBSD, FreeNAS and Netscaler do not support the guest agent.

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