6. Catalog Design Example : 6.1 vCloud Public Catalog : 6.1.2 Use Case
6.1.2 Use Case
A public service provider wants to offer to tenants, through a public catalog, a Linux distribution preinstalled in a virtual machine.
This will allow users in any organization to deploy a Linux image in minutes instead of having to create a vApp from scratch and installing the operating system themselves. This is usually a long process with no value-add for the tenants. By providing a basic pre-built operating system the provider’s customers can move quickly to adding applications.
Alternatively, the service provider could offer pre-built middleware and application stacks on top of the basic operating system. However, this is beyond the scope of this example.
This example shows how to install a Ubuntu server distribution in the virtual machine to be posted in the catalog.