Creating an Image for a Project in OpenStack

date

2018-04-26

To specify an image to upload to the Image Service for a project in your system by using the OpenStack dashboard:

  1. In OpenStack, select Project > Compute > Images. The Images window is displayed.

    Figure 1: OpenStack Images Window

  2. Make sure you have selected the correct project to which you are associating an image.

  3. Click Create Image.

    The Create An Image window is displayed.

    Figure 2: OpenStack Create An Image Window

  4. Complete the fields to specify your image. Table 1 describes each of the fields on the window.

    Note

    Only images available through an HTTP URL are supported, and the image location must be accessible to the Image Service. Compressed image binaries are supported (*.zip and *.tar.gz).

    Table 1: Create an Image Fields

    Field

    Description

    Name

    Enter a name for this image.

    Description

    Enter a description for the image.

    Image Source

    Select Image File or Image Location. If you select Image File, you are prompted to browse to the local location of the file.

    Image Location

    Enter an external HTTP URL from which to load the image. The URL must be a valid and direct URL to the image binary. URLs that redirect or serve error pages result in unusable images.

    Format

    Required field. Select the format of the image from a list:
    • AKI– Amazon Kernel Image

    • AMI– Amazon Machine Image

    • ARI– Amazon Ramdisk Image

    • ISO– Optical Disk Image

    • QCOW2– QEMU Emulator

    • Raw– An unstructured image format

    • VDI– Virtual Disk Imade

    • VHD– Virtual Hard Disk

    • VMDK– Virtual Machine Disk

    Architecture

    Enter the architecture

    Minimum Disk (GB)

    Enter the minimum disk size required to boot the image. If you do not specify a size, the default is 0 (no minimum).

    Minimum Ram (MB)

    Enter the minimum RAM required to boot the image. If you do not specify a size, the default is 0 (no minimum).

    Public

    Select this check box if this is a public image. Leave unselected for a private image.

    Protected

    Select this check box for a protected image.


  1. When you are finished, click Create Image.