Image Analysis Process

Image analysis is performed as a distinct, asynchronous, and scheduled task driven by queues that analyzer workers periodically poll. Image records have a small state-machine as follows:

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The analysis process is composed of several steps and utilizes several system components. The, basic flow of that task is as follows:

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Adding more detail, the API call trace between services looks approximately like (somewhat simplified for ease of presentation):

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Next Steps

Now let’s get familiar with Watching Images and Tags with Anchore.

Last modified May 14, 2019: Fix image references (fcb2422)