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    Creating an Image

    You can use the OpenStack dashboard to specify an image to upload to the Image Service for a project in your system.

    1. Make sure you have selected the correct project to which you will associate an image. .
      1. In OpenStack, in the left column, select the Project tab.
      2. Make sure your project is selected as the project in the Current Project box, then click Images & Snapshots in the left column.

      The Images & Snapshots screen appears; see Figure 1

      Figure 1: Images & Snapshots

      Images & Snapshots
    2. Click Create Image.

      The Create An Image window appears; see Figure 2.

      Figure 2: Create An Image

      Create An Image
    3. Complete the fields in this window to specify your image. Table 1 describes each of the fields on this screen.

      Note: Only images available via 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




      Required field. Enter a name for this image.

      Image Location

      Required field. 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 will result in unusable images.


      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

      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).


      Check the box if this is a public image. Leave unchecked for a private image.

    4. When finished, click Create Image.

    Modified: 2015-09-02