Images allow you to create an installable image for Cluster assets that can be downloaded and flashed to an USB drive using balenaEtcher.

This is useful for installing on bare metal by booting from the USB drive. The same image can be used for all Clusters in the same Fleet. The installation process will install the OS, K3s, the ECP Management Service and create a new Cluster asset in Studio. You can access Images by expanding the EdgeOps section.

Figure 1.

Create an Image

  1. Click Edge Ops > Images to open the Images pane.
  2. From the top right corner, click + New ECP Image.

  3. Under Details, enter the following:
    • Title: Image name
    • Description: Image description
  4. Under Build Params, enter the following:
    • Username
    • Password, with Confirm Password requirement
    • App Client and App Client Secret: Select App client from the drop down and enter the App Client Secret. Note that the App needs to have the Cluster scope.
    • Fleet Identifier: A common identifier for all assets in the Fleet
  5. Click Save.

    Figure 2.
    When the new Image is created, it will be displayed in the form and can be downloaded.

    Figure 3.

    The table includes below columns:

    • Title
    • ID: Image ID
    • Status
      • Submitted
      • Executing
      • Execution_completed
    • Created: Image creation date and time
    • Expires: Time remaining for the image to be expired. Note: Images expire after 7 days.
    • Download: You can download the Image by clicking the download icon in this column. You can also download an Image by clicking the Download action in the Detail pane.