Clear Linux* OS offers many types of images for different platforms and environments.
The naming convention of a Clear Linux OS image filename is:
clear-[version number]-[image type].[compression type]
- The [version number] field specifies the version number.
- The [image type] field specifies the type of image and its corresponding file format.
- The [compression type] field specifies the compression type. Two types of compressions are used: GNU* zip (.gz) and XZ (.xz).
Table 1 lists the currently available images that are platform independent. Table 2 lists the currently available images that are platform specific.
|installer.img||Preferred image of Clear Linux OS with interactive installer.|
|installer.iso||ISO of Clear Linux OS with interactive installer. Only for special cases where ISO image format is required (not for use with a USB key)|
|live.img||Image for live booting into memory, without requiring installaton.|
|azure.vhd||Virtual Hard Disk for use on Microsoft* Azure* cloud platform|
|azure-docker.vhd||Virtual Hard Disk for use on Microsoft Azure cloud platform with Docker* pre-installed|
|azure-machine-learning.vhd||Virtual Hard Disk for use on Microsoft Azure cloud platform with the machine-learning-basic bundle installed|
|cloud.img||Image for use by cloud deployments such as OpenStack*|
|containers.img||Image for use by Clear Containers runtime. Includes optimized kernel for Clear Containers.|
|hyperv.vhdx||Virtual Hard Disk for use with Microsoft Hyper-V* hypervisor. Includes optimized kernel for Hyper-V.|
|kvm.img||Image for booting in a simple VM with start_qemu.sh. Includes optimized kernel for KVM.|
|vmware.vmdk||Virtual Machine Disk for VMware* platforms inclduing Player, Workstation, and ESXi.|