Chapter 1. Image Builder description

1.1. Introduction to Image Builder

You can use Image Builder to create customized system images of Red Hat Enterprise Linux, including system images prepared for deployment on cloud platforms. Image Builder automatically handles details of setup for each output type and is thus easier to use and faster to work with than manual methods of image creation. You can access Image Builder functionality through a command-line interface in the composer-cli tool, or a graphical user interface in the RHEL 7 web console. See managing the web console for more information.
Image Builder runs as a system service lorax-composer. You can interact with this service through two interfaces:
  • CLI tool composer-cli for running commands in the terminal. This method is recommended.
  • GUI plugin for the RHEL 7 web console.