rhel

Use RHEL cloud images as the baseline for built disk images.

Because RHEL base images are not publicly available, it is necessary to first download the RHEL cloud image from the Red Hat Customer Portal and pass the path to the resulting file to disk-image-create as the DIB_LOCAL_IMAGE environment variable.

The cloud image can be found at (login required): RHEL8: https://access.redhat.com/downloads/content/479/ver=/rhel—8/8.0/x86_64/product-software RHEL7: https://access.redhat.com/downloads/content/69/ver=/rhel—7/7.1/x86_64/product-downloads

Then before running the image build, define DIB_LOCAL_IMAGE (replace the file name with the one downloaded, if it differs from the example):

export DIB_LOCAL_IMAGE=rhel-8.0-x86_64-kvm.qcow2

The downloaded file will then be used as the basis for any subsequent image builds.

For further details about building RHEL images, see the rhel-common and redhat-common element README files.

Environment Variables

DIB_LOCAL_IMAGE
Required

Yes

Default

None

Description

The RHEL 8 base image you have downloaded. See the element description above for more details.

Example

DIB_LOCAL_IMAGE=/tmp/rhel8-cloud.qcow2