We’re working on the support ticket related to image upload timeouts. It turned out to be a bug (wrong place for image upload functionality) and it will be resolved soon and available via official 9.6 and 9.7 fixes in a few weeks.
When you say that master repository only supports 9.5 what do you mean? You can select the version/location using drop down in the UI which can be either 9.5, 9.6 and in a few weeks 9.7, for US and EUR locations.
Any environment layout should be handled by CC. There is nothing wrong with the way you’re planning to setup yours.
You should know about current limitation of CC templates though - we don’t cover multiple instances within a single installation for template based provisioning yet. If your IS has 5 instances under the same installation (not 5 separate installations) then CC cannot currently create 5 instances on the target installation. This is something we’re planning to support in April 2015 release via new ‘composite-templates’ feature that will be able to provision entire environment like yours, distributed over multiple machines, with multiple instances in each installation, covering IS, MWS, UM and TSA.
For 9.5-9.7, if you’d like to use CC for managing your multiple-instance installations you have two options:
- Apply template to create default/single instance first, then use CC CLI to script 4 other instances creation. Then re-apply the template to apply customized configuration for these 4 instances.
- Switch the deployment to 5 installations instead of 5 instances. Not recommended.