To deploy VMs that host Rhino TAS and your applications, use the VMBC tool to create a custom Rhino virtual appliance first.

The virtual appliance is a zip file with the cloud service archive (CSAR) structure, which is an open-standard archive structure for shipping product images together with relevant configuration metadata, necessary tools and scripts, and VM validation test data. For each virtualization platform you plan to use, create a separate virtual appliance.

In Rhino VM automation, the major content of the virtual appliance is as follows:

  • A VM image file for the target virtualization platform. For example, a .qcow2 file for OpenStack.

  • The rvtconfig tool for the VM type used.

  • The service configuration template files and relevant example files.

  • The test files for validating instantiated VMs.

The SIMPL server can process the virtual appliance CSAR file and deploy VMs from it.

For instructions on using VMBC to create custom Rhino virtual appliances, see VM Build Container User Guide.

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