This section describes how Bare Virtual-Machines marketplace products works.
A bare VM is a Virtual-Machine running on any of the supported cloud providers, with an operating system selected by the end-user during the order phase, without any software installed on it.
End-users get SSH root access to the VM and they are responsible for the management and maintenance of it. For the SSH connection, public key authentication is mandatory and end-users need to provide their own public key before buying a VM product.
A new SSH keypair can be automatically generated during the marketplace checkout process.
ISVs cannot create a new VM product by themselves: an administrator must create a new product and assign it in order to be manageable by a particular ISV.
An example Bare VM product is available on the demo marketplace.