Register your Template Image¶
Once you have successfully created and tagged your template image(s) with your desired IaaS provider, you will need to register them on your public cloud account in Frame. In this example, we will be registering an AWS image, however, these instructions will work for any IaaS provider you choose.
First, start by navigating to the public cloud account registered under your Customer or Organization entity.
Click on the menu button next to the desired cloud account and select “Update.”
From there, navigate to the “Master Images” tab at the top of the page.
The Frame Platform will automatically query properly tagged cloud account images. To query the image you want to add, specify the details in the drop-down menus.
Region: The region where the image was created.
Master Image: The operating system (OS) type associated with your image.
Next, select the image you wish to register and confirm the master image OS type to be associated with the template image. Click “Save.”
Once you click “Save”, a dialog box will appear asking you to validate the image. This will confirm if the image will work. Your options are outlined below:
No validation: The image will be added to your cloud account, but will not be verified. There is no guarantee that this image will work.
Public cloud: The image will be used to create a new test Frame account with a standalone VPC and Sandbox. The Frame platform will then verify that the Sandbox can communicate with the Frame Platform before terminating the test Frame account and deleting all associated cloud resources created by Frame.
Private VPC: After you specify an existing VPC ID, the Frame platform will use the image to create a new test Frame account in the specified VPC. Frame will then verify that the Sandbox can communicate with Frame Platform before terminating the Frame account and deleting all associated cloud resources created by Frame.
During the validation process, you will see an active task running in the Notification Center. However, the test Frame Account will not be visible within the Frame Admin user interface. Depending on the public cloud provider, this validation process may take 30 minutes to an hour to complete.
Once registration and validation (optional) of the image is complete, you can create Frame accounts using your new template image.
Registering an AWS Template Image
You can check your AWS console to monitor the provisioning and de-provisioning of resources during the validation process.