You might have to add operating systems to the list of preinstalled operating systems that Application Services includes.

About this task

You can create a definition of an operating system in the library and specify which operating system a logical template uses or which operating systems are supported for a particular service. Application Services supports Linux and Windows operating systems.

Note:

You cannot delete an operating system from the library.

Prerequisites

  • Log in to Application Services as an application cloud administrator and an application publisher and deployer.

  • Familiarize yourself with the preinstalled operating systems on the Operating Systems page.

Procedure

  1. On the Application Services title bar, click the drop-down menu and select Library > Operating Systems.
  2. Click New.
  3. Set the operating system name and description.

    As a best practice, use the OS name and version number, and add the bit information in the description.

  4. Select the architecture from the drop-down menu.

    Option

    Description

    x86_32

    Use for 32-bit operating systems.

    i386

    Use for 32-bit operating systems.

    x86_64

    Use for 64-bit operating systems.

  5. Select the operating system family from the drop-down menu and click Save.

    When you create an action script for a service, the script type depends on the designated operating system family. You use a Bash or BeanShell script for a Linux-based application and a Windows CMD, PowerShell, or BeanShell script for a Windows-based application.

  6. Click Create OS Version to create an operating system version.

    You can create multiple versions for an OS.

  7. Complete the OS version information and click Save.

    The OS name remains the same. You can the specify major and minor versions and add service pack details for the OS.

Results

The new operating system is added to the Operating Systems page. You can select the operating system when you create other components to add to the library or to an application blueprint.