A stemcell is a versioned Operating System image wrapped with IaaS specific packaging.

Typical stemcell contains bare minimum OS skeleton with few common utilities pre-installed, a BOSH Agent and few configuration files to make OS be securely configured by default.

Learn more about stemcells.

Ubuntu Lucid, CentOS 6.x, and Ruby agent based stemcells are deprecated.

Windows instance types will have additional costs associated with Microsoft licensing. Windows stemcell do not include actual Windows OS.

Upload latest version to your BOSH Director:

# Upload latest version, currently 3421.11
$ bosh upload stemcell https://bosh.io/d/stemcells/bosh-aws-xen-hvm-ubuntu-trusty-go_agent

# Upload specific version
$ bosh upload stemcell https://bosh.io/d/stemcells/bosh-aws-xen-hvm-ubuntu-trusty-go_agent?v=3421.11

Alternatively, download stemcell tarball locally:

# ...or download it directly using curl
$ curl -L -J -O https://bosh.io/d/stemcells/bosh-aws-xen-hvm-ubuntu-trusty-go_agent?v=3421.11

# or with wget...
$ wget --content-disposition https://bosh.io/d/stemcells/bosh-aws-xen-hvm-ubuntu-trusty-go_agent?v=3421.11
  • Ubuntu Trusty

    • AWS Xen-HVM 383MB
      2017-06-30T00:27:39.000Z b7f3096d1b2271317ec96c84e448e14d8b0a7429 [SHA1]
      • Bump Ubuntu stemcells for USN-3344-2: Linux kernel (Xenial HWE) vulnerabilities
    • AWS Xen-HVM Light 19KB
      2017-06-30T00:58:32.000Z 98f9b71398f0f771e8a4bbaf5531440b99bae540 [SHA1]
    • AWS Xen-HVM 383MB
      2017-06-21T03:31:33.000Z bea528bc5670da2e83341db257c71793ce8d8c94 [SHA1]
      • Bump Ubuntu stemcells for USN-3334-1: Linux kernel (Xenial HWE) vulnerabilities
    • AWS Xen-HVM Light 19KB
      2017-06-21T04:04:00.000Z 316a699d44f49d69493b1545d4addd17b78b5840 [SHA1]
    • AWS Xen-HVM 383MB
      2017-06-12T16:50:30.000Z 1789a6dce6337567d422c568b9a46df90a5945a1 [SHA1]
      • Bump Ubuntu stemcells for USN-3312-2 - Linux kernel vulnerabilities
    • AWS Xen-HVM Light 19KB
      2017-06-12T19:41:29.000Z e0d4a0964f1e131d78be15e85158c4e12591f75f [SHA1]
    • AWS Xen-HVM 383MB
      2017-06-05T17:35:45.000Z c2a1be8ceb498e323ce28df885f696d35f20b70b [SHA1]
      • Bump CentOS stemcells for CESA-2017:1382 - sudo vulnerability
    • AWS Xen-HVM Light 19KB
      2017-06-05T18:58:35.000Z dbf1dfe5613b67885401d00265f2689e5ed1dcb1 [SHA1]
    • AWS Xen-HVM 383MB
      2017-05-30T22:45:33.000Z af7ee1bcc9ce6d668f27d319d3cf4afb5842f8c4 [SHA1]
      • Bump Ubuntu stemcells for USN-3304-1: Sudo vulnerability
    • AWS Xen-HVM Light 19KB
      2017-05-30T23:25:05.000Z 367cd9191d6dcda67a6861995dc37054ee286b8b [SHA1]
    • AWS Xen-HVM 383MB
      2017-05-23T00:33:58.000Z 3004f7bd7357e0853ef6056a7951ee6991f644c7 [SHA1]

      New:

      • Added env.bosh.remove_static_libraries (bool) to remove static libraries
        • Useful to enable this option when exporting compiled releases
      • Added env.bosh.ipv6.enable (bool) to remove ipv6.disable kernel functionality at bootup time

      Fixes:

      • Fixed sysstat logging
      • Fixed anacron’s RANDOM_DELAY configuration

      Bumps:

      • Bumped s3cli v0.0.60
        • Updated aws-sdk-go to solve network timeout edge case
      • Bumped davcli v0.0.19
        • Use TCP keep alive to solve network timeout edge case
      • Bumped bosh-agent v0.0.35
        • Add -v to the Agent binary
        • Prepared sync_dns action to work with future Director’s DNS integration
    • AWS Xen-HVM Light 19KB
      2017-05-24T22:29:33.000Z 6a50f8aa672cdb0d9e0952e06df7f28e2e1dd4e5 [SHA1]
    • AWS Xen-HVM 384MB
      2017-06-30T00:42:35.000Z 1eb27816951916649a2ae36bd5ae33a5abb5b2cc [SHA1]
    • AWS Xen-HVM Light 19KB
      2017-06-30T01:07:36.000Z f165180555589aaa0da8b83339aaef02bd04b2ca [SHA1]
    • AWS Xen-HVM 384MB
      2017-06-21T02:56:13.000Z e67bd58289ea75e4a15694d08ecb02eaa7c7fb43 [SHA1]
    • AWS Xen-HVM Light 19KB
      2017-06-21T03:22:44.000Z 92d5fb76df95a78e7e9aeacf037756420c31162d [SHA1]
    • AWS Xen-HVM 384MB
      2017-05-30T23:00:47.000Z 198a88260f5ec47cc086ae451a77aba0dcc2e6d1 [SHA1]
    • AWS Xen-HVM Light 19KB
      2017-05-30T23:36:20.000Z 7c18f897f62714a25646cd561a8f4ca48e703bb7 [SHA1]
    • AWS Xen-HVM 384MB
      2017-05-19T23:40:43.000Z d9730497425d90ef52192318064dfd07bd2ef8eb [SHA1]
      • Periodic Ubuntu stemcells update
    • AWS Xen-HVM Light 19KB
      2017-05-20T00:26:51.000Z 249628f7f2beb7ba301754a8d6f6684445292009 [SHA1]
    • AWS Xen-HVM 384MB
      2017-05-12T19:27:14.000Z 297d32b12daea2ce7a90d6a15ebfae74f65064b6 [SHA1]
      • Periodic Ubuntu stemcells update
      • Run cron in BOSH Lite stemcells so that logrotation is performed
    • AWS Xen-HVM Light 19KB
      2017-05-12T22:22:49.000Z 917932a11b5774b5e51119f201d86972dcd06731 [SHA1]
    • AWS Xen-HVM 384MB
      2017-04-25T23:13:26.000Z dc0ac0443728638e4aa1d4a8d25942989a9853d3 [SHA1]
      • Bump Ubuntu stemcells for USN-3265-2: Linux kernel (Xenial HWE) vulnerabilities
    • AWS Xen-HVM Light 19KB
      2017-04-25T23:54:01.000Z 16f1aa2a272befe87a9f0805ae9d367c8e2802ea [SHA1]
    • AWS Xen-HVM 384MB
      2017-04-17T22:47:38.000Z 7833e9442ead9864608c87cfc0fe3fb3d4a7dca0 [SHA1]
      • Periodic bump for CentOS stemcells to include CESA-2017:0933
      • Disable IPv6 through /proc/cmdline to eliminate possibilty of listening on tcp6/udp6
    • AWS Xen-HVM Light 19KB
      2017-04-19T19:52:41.000Z e02edcaa6d27ed57e5fbb11f90a58315908382f8 [SHA1]
    • AWS Xen-HVM 384MB
      2017-04-05T21:54:11.000Z 6891be96f1506489bc4c5561ca3c8b5c909ad942 [SHA1]
      • Bump Ubuntu stemcells for USN-3256-2: Linux kernel (HWE) vulnerability

      Misc:

      • Made AWS AMI backing snapshot public to support encryption of boot disks
    • AWS Xen-HVM Light 19KB
      2017-04-05T22:44:15.000Z 4a1eed3037a88a2b6516133d823cdb71bc9291c4 [SHA1]
    • AWS Xen-HVM 384MB
      2017-03-30T21:27:17.000Z 0a095f6dec7308c93aa7107f6a7ba2a025ef74aa [SHA1]
      • Bump Ubuntu stemcells for USN-3249-2: Linux kernel (Xenial HWE) vulnerability
    • AWS Xen-HVM Light 19KB
      2017-03-31T01:13:29.000Z d5ea926f4eb888df95665a6442504e04911f3c48 [SHA1]
    • AWS Xen-HVM 383MB
      2017-03-10T00:54:45.000Z 8b5492574d62b6a6c84f7ec682aea719d84a6588 [SHA1]
    • AWS Xen-HVM Light 19KB
      2017-03-10T01:33:49.000Z 3f4251c27a1173812199ae6301dc968660d8ae8b [SHA1]
    • AWS Xen-HVM 383MB
      2017-03-08T23:48:24.000Z 243374fd74a9880bda1792450ea2c72aaafb814a [SHA1]
      • Bumps Ubuntu stemcells for USN-3220-2: Linux kernel (Xenial HWE) vulnerability
    • AWS Xen-HVM Light 19KB
      2017-03-09T02:26:16.000Z ef8234b4848f10e54e1684d997758f4bce3a99c8 [SHA1]
    • AWS Xen-HVM 384MB
      2017-02-23T02:26:05.000Z 47074429a5be1ac23cad3b7df2b6a6424204f2a9 [SHA1]

      Changes: - Bumps Ubuntu stemcells for USN-3208-2: Linux kernel (Xenial HWE) vulnerabilities - Fixes excessive “out of memory” errors in kernel - https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/+bug/1655842 - Fixes regression to rsyslog by locking it down again to rsyslog 8.22.0

      Agent: - Fixes Azure stemcell persistent disk formatting - Fixes Warden stemcells SSH access

    • AWS Xen-HVM Light 19KB
      2017-02-23T03:19:09.000Z c5a61384178efaade80210de7ebf994d70e6ca25 [SHA1]
    • AWS Xen-HVM 383MB
      2017-02-17T21:13:36.000Z 50853664489ac74704fa5a8bb8e34ef385a50d4d [SHA1]

      Reported Problems: - DO NOT USE azure stemcell as it may cause data loss. - rsyslog version updated to 8.24.0, regressing on issue #1537 - Out of memory errors still exists in Kernel 4.4.0.62 - will be fixed around Feb 20.

      Changes: - Fixes double -hvm- suffix problem for AWS Light stemcells

    • AWS Xen-HVM Light 19KB
      2017-02-17T21:49:52.000Z 671b49cf788d36500e12a8120efb2ada8813c3fd [SHA1]
    • AWS Xen-HVM 384MB
      2017-02-16T02:16:51.000Z 0a5940061cefb9981ec99c87d14c78fd05596577 [SHA1]

      Reported Problems: - DO NOT USE azure stemcell as it may cause data loss. - Out of memory errors still exists in Kernel 4.4.0.62 - will be fixed around Feb 20. - rsyslog version updated to 8.24.0, regressing on issue #1537 - AWS Light stemcell has incorrect name once imported - BOSH SSH does not work on BOSH Lite

      Changes: - Add more auditd rules - Fix CentOS initramfs to load necessary kernel modules - Disable boot loader login - Increasing tcp_max_sync_backlog - Disabling any DSA host keys - Add bosh_sshers group and assign it to vcap user - Only allow users in bosh_sshers group to SSH

      Agent: - Log Agent API access events in CEF format to syslog (vcap.agent topic) - Allow configuring swap size through env.bosh.swap_size (example: env.bosh.swap_size: 0) - Prepare for SHA2 releases - Allow setting fetching to work with base64 encoded user data - Do not delaycompress in logrotate

    • AWS Xen-HVM Light 19KB
      2017-02-17T00:12:17.000Z 5c1747dbb4b15712a42d5cd4db1dfc6fdf500694 [SHA1]
    • AWS Xen-HVM Light 19KB
      2017-06-30T01:10:09.000Z 483d010cc1dcdd7c2742e2ea69d56f6694130ce1 [SHA1]
    • AWS Xen-HVM Light 19KB
      2017-06-20T23:20:24.000Z 35a1e86c3fa680e8763aab058ce17826ed1a4c45 [SHA1]
    • AWS Xen-HVM Light 19KB
      2017-05-31T02:18:20.000Z 4bb1e148496916b92089db19899f03168fd68612 [SHA1]
    • AWS Xen-HVM Light 19KB
      2017-05-19T17:35:48.000Z d3d7ab83d598364dfa07c28109c06e238f92460e [SHA1]
    • AWS Xen-HVM Light 19KB
      2017-04-25T23:56:06.000Z 8b84fed878401cdee6f20c2f90761ebea0cea0f3 [SHA1]
    • AWS Xen-HVM Light 19KB
      2017-04-06T00:30:45.000Z f8f1b0f31135d9bdd527a67de1ebbdfed332f3ed [SHA1]
    • AWS Xen-HVM Light 19KB
      2017-03-31T01:14:01.000Z d1cce9e54eafdccb2a0de2f88a6ce51f8ac6c811 [SHA1]
    • AWS Xen-HVM Light 19KB
      2017-03-09T01:45:11.000Z 30885c59975acc1b7a7f085e30323db1e9fe87b0 [SHA1]
    • AWS Xen-HVM Light 19KB
      2017-02-23T02:31:06.000Z ab6cc40471502ac46d296b446def0138d1a01742 [SHA1]
    • AWS Xen-HVM Light 19KB
      2017-02-10T01:58:50.000Z 9dfcccffd831f8f06e8132324ce8c6c074450082 [SHA1]
    • AWS Xen-HVM Light 19KB
      2016-12-14T03:25:23.000Z 50fb9765d92b5f38407bc248a2477152cbe80ebf [SHA1]
      • Bumps Ubuntu stemcells for USN-3156-1: APT vulnerability
    • AWS Xen-HVM Light 19KB
      2016-12-05T18:00:18.000Z 5d2ca739200878300d9b25f187178b4234927b9c [SHA1]
      • Periodic stemcell update
    • AWS Xen-HVM Light 19KB
      2016-12-02T17:00:12.000Z a566ef931a6807d6f82ebdb37bf89f3074158499 [SHA1]
    • AWS Xen-HVM Light 19KB
      2016-11-30T05:20:33.000Z aabdf995a9ff68ab95453c76da15d2b7b8895a40 [SHA1]
      • Periodic stemcell update
        • Includes USN-3134-1 as requested by a community member
    • AWS Xen-HVM Light 19KB
      2016-11-16T23:02:47.000Z ea1d210b58a12d957d0b9b6a6cc538262ee4a924 [SHA1]
      • Properly includes libpam_cracklib.so to avoid errors in /var/log/auth.log