Organizations have the ability to “bring your own” (BYO) images on their Frame cloud account(s) as template images. Once a template image is registered on their cloud account within Frame, administrators can create Frame accounts using the template image. Before selecting a BYO image guide from the list of infrastructure providers, please carefully review the requirements and considerations listed below.
- You have a 64-bit version of Windows or Linux operating system. 32-bit OS images are not supported.
- You have downloaded the latest Frame Guest Agent (FGA) Installer (Windows) or Frame Guest Agent Workload Installer (Linux).
- You are using your own infrastructure (Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud Platform, Microsoft Azure, and Nutanix AHV).
- For AWS, Azure, and GCP, you are using one or more of the public cloud infrastructure instance types listed in tables at https://www.nutanix.com/products/frame/pricing.
- Set your template image timezone to UTC. When users start a Frame session, the workload VM will be set, by default, to the correct timezone based on the user's browser locale.
- Ensure your template image VM network adapter is configured to obtain IP address from DHCP. If the IP address is a static IP address, the workload VMs (Sandbox, Utility Servers, test/production pool instances) created from your template image will not boot correctly.
In order to register your template image with Frame, you will need to perform the following steps:
- Download the Windows Frame Guest Agent (FGA) Installer or Linux Frame Workload Installer.
- Prepare your Windows or Linux template image using the Frame installer in your chosen infrastructure.
- Register your template image in the appropriate Cloud Account associated with the desired Frame Customer or Organization entity.