New CentOS Atomic Host Images Available for Download

Friday , 26, February 2016 3 Comments

An updated version of CentOS Atomic Host (version 7.20160224) is now available for download. CentOS Atomic Host is a lean operating system designed to run Docker containers, built from standard CentOS 7 RPMs, and tracking the component versions included in Red Hat Enterprise Linux Atomic Host.

CentOS Atomic Host is available as a VirtualBox or libvirt-formatted Vagrant box, or as an installable ISO, qcow2 or Amazon Machine image. These images are available for download at cloud.centos.org. The backing ostree repo is published to mirror.centos.org.

CentOS Atomic Host includes these core component versions:

  • kernel-3.10.0-327.10.1.el7.x86_64
  • cloud-init-0.7.5-10.el7.centos.1.x86_64
  • atomic-1.6-6.gitca1e384.el7.x86_64
  • kubernetes-1.2.0-0.6.alpha1.git8632732.el7.x86_64
  • etcd-2.2.2-5.el7.x86_64
  • ostree-2016.1-2.atomic.el7.x86_64
  • docker-1.8.2-10.el7.centos.x86_64
  • flannel-0.5.3-9.el7.x86_64

Upgrading

If you’re running a previous version of CentOS Atomic Host, you can upgrade to the current image by running the following command:

$ sudo atomic host upgrade

Images

Vagrant

CentOS-Atomic-Host-7-Vagrant-Libvirt.box (421 MB) and CentOS-Atomic-Host-7-Vagrant-Virtualbox.box (435 MB) are Vagrant boxes for Libvirt and Virtualbox providers.

The easiest way to consume these images is via the Atlas / Vagrant Cloud setup (see https://atlas.hashicorp.com/centos/boxes/atomic-host). For example, getting the VirtualBox instance up would involve running the following two commands on a machine with vagrant installed:

$ vagrant init centos/atomic-host && vagrant up --provider virtualbox

ISO

The installer ISO (742 MB) can be used via regular install methods (PXE, CD, USB image, etc.) and uses the Anaconda installer to deliver the CentOS Atomic Host. This image allows users to control the install using kickstarts and to define custom storage, networking and user accounts. This is the recommended option for getting CentOS Atomic Host onto bare metal machines, or for generating your own image sets for custom environments.

QCOW2

The CentOS-Atomic-Host-7-GenericCloud.qcow2 (1 GB) image is suitable for use in on-premise and local virtualized environments. We test this on OpenStack, AWS and local Libvirt installs. If your virtualization platform does not provide its own cloud-init metadata source, you can create your own NoCloud iso image.

Amazon Machine Images

Region Image ID
sa-east-1 ami-059d1f69
ap-northeast-1 ami-c74644a9
ap-southeast-2 ami-bae8ced9
us-west-2 ami-3fb05d5f
ap-southeast-1 ami-6c4c850f
eu-central-1 ami-ce8663a1
eu-west-1 ami-451ea236
us-west-1 ami-fd62129d
us-east-1 ami-e6d5e88c
ap-northeast-2 ami-5732fc39

SHA Sums

d4e43826fc9f641272e589dfb8d979cd592809b34cdbdaee8b7abc9a09ff30d2 CentOS-Atomic-Host-7.1602-GenericCloud.qcow2
33bd4f732c2857c698bd00bc6db29ae2a4d7d0b768f0353d4e28a5c5ab1c999e CentOS-Atomic-Host-7.1602-GenericCloud.qcow2.gz
ee9d9b4d78906ea9c33b0b87c8ad3387e997b479626e64ffedfd3f415a84cded CentOS-Atomic-Host-7.1602-GenericCloud.qcow2.xz
39a548f95022a9ab100d64dbf3579d40c66add1bc56ca938b7dba38b73c2ea87 CentOS-Atomic-Host-7.1602-Installer.iso
2f965b2a502c3839b6be84dee5ee4e60328d9f074e1494ded58b418a309df060 CentOS-Atomic-Host-7.1602-Vagrant-Libvirt.box
bc976d197cac629fd68a6d8faf6bcfaeca8afd0020bf573ef343622a7ae1581b CentOS-Atomic-Host-7.1602-Vagrant-Virtualbox.box

Release Cycle

The CentOS Atomic Host image follows the upstream Red Hat Enterprise Linux Atomic Host cadence. After sources are released, they’re rebuilt and included in new images. After the images are tested by the SIG and deemed ready, we announce them.

Getting Involved

CentOS Atomic Host is produced by the CentOS Atomic SIG, based on upstream work from Project Atomic. If you’d like to work on testing images, help with packaging, documentation — join us!

The SIG meets weekly on Thursdays at 16:00 UTC in the #centos-devel channel, and you’ll often find us in #atomic and/or #centos-devel if you have questions. You can also join the atomic-devel mailing list if you’d like to discuss the direction of Project Atomic, its components, or have other questions.

Getting Help

If you run into any problems with the images or components, feel free to ask on the centos-devel mailing list.

Have questions about using Atomic? See the atomic mailing list or find us in the #atomic channel on Freenode.

3 thoughts on “ : New CentOS Atomic Host Images Available for Download”
  • Slawomir Nowak says:

    When can we expect docker 1.9 or 1.10 included?

  • Kewl says:

    After moving to the latest 7.20160224 the rpm-ostree stopped recognizing http_proxy variable. Rolling back to 7.20160203 fixes the issue. Please get this fixed ASAP.

    -bash-4.2# . .bashrc
    -bash-4.2# atomic host upgrade
    Updating from: centos-atomic-host:centos-atomic-host/7/x86_64/standard

    GLib-GIO-Message: Using the ‘memory’ GSettings backend. Your settings will not be saved or shared with other applications.
    1 metadata, 0 content objects fetched; 313 B transferred in 0 seconds
    Copying /etc changes: 32 modified, 4 removed, 45 added
    Transaction complete; bootconfig swap: yes deployment count change: 0
    Changed:

    ….
    -bash-4.2# atomic host status
    TIMESTAMP (UTC) VERSION ID OSNAME REFSPEC
    2016-02-24 08:01:24 7.20160224 378538275f centos-atomic-host centos-atomic-host:centos-atomic-host/7/x86_64/standard
    * 2016-02-03 23:37:30 7.20160203 06efd9d78a centos-atomic-host centos-atomic-host:centos-atomic-host/7/x86_64/standard

    -bash-4.2# systemctl reboot
    PolicyKit daemon disconnected from the bus.
    We are no longer a registered authentication agent.

    =================

    -bash-4.2# . .bashrc
    -bash-4.2# atomic host upgrade
    Updating from: centos-atomic-host:centos-atomic-host/7/x86_64/standard
    error: Error resolving ‘mirror.centos.org’: Name or service not known
    -bash-4.2# atomic host status
    TIMESTAMP (UTC) VERSION ID OSNAME REFSPEC
    * 2016-02-24 08:01:24 7.20160224 378538275f centos-atomic-host centos-atomic-host:centos-atomic-host/7/x86_64/standard
    2016-02-03 23:37:30 7.20160203 06efd9d78a centos-atomic-host centos-atomic-host:centos-atomic-host/7/x86_64/standard

  • Andrej van der Zee says:

    Please update Docker to its newest version because its an old version (early September 2015!).

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