Virtual Machine Images

Attaching at least one virtual machine (VM) image is one of the prerequisites you must complete before you are able to create a Public Cloud injector family in Eggplant Performance Studio. A VM image is essentially a template for the virtual instances that you'll use to create injectors. You'll enter them in the workspace tree under Injector Families > Public Cloud > Virtual Machine Images.

You need to have the appropriate VM image or images created already on your cloud provider before completing this step in Studio. The specific steps to follow to create your VM image will vary depending on your cloud provider; however, the basic procedure should follow this general outline:

  1. Create a VM instance (or select an existing VM) on your cloud provider.
  2. Download the injector installer .msi from the Eggplant website and copy it onto the VM.
  3. Run the installer .msi on the VM.
  4. Start the injector as a service by using installInjectorService.bat.
  5. Configure the VM Firewall.

For more information about installing injectors, see Injector Installation.

Entering VM Images

To add a VM image in Studio, select Virtual Machine Images in the workspace tree, then click the Add button on the right side of the main Studio window, which opens the Add Virtual Machine Image dialog box:

Add Virtual Machine Image dialog in Eggplant Performance

Cloud Provider: Select either Amazon EC2 or Microsoft Azure:

  • If you choose Amazon EC2, you'll need to enter the AMI ID (Amazon Machine Image ID) for the virtual instance you want to attach.
  • If you choose Microsoft Azure, you'll need to enter the Image name for the virtual instance you want to attach.

Note that the vendor-specific information is something you'll have to get from your cloud provider to enter here.

Use the Description field to add useful notes about the VM image. Click OK to add the VM image. All your entered VM images appear in the Virtual Machine Images list in Studio.

Deleting a VM Image

To delete a VM image, select it in the list and click the Delete button. You can also right-click the item and select Remove Virtual Machine image. Deleting an image requires confirmation.

Editing a VM Image

To edit a VM image, select it in the list and click the Edit button. You can also right-click the item and select Edit Virtual Machine image. You can't change the cloud provider of an existing VM image, but you can edit the AMI ID/Image name and the description.

 

This topic was last updated on March 31, 2020, at 01:52:17 PM.

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