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Creating an Image for a Project in OpenStack Contrail


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. See Figure 1.
    Figure 1: OpenStack Images Window
    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. See Figure 2.

    Figure 2: OpenStack Create An Image Window
    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




    Enter a name for this image.


    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.


    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


    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).


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


    Select this check box for a protected image.

  5. When you are finished, click Create Image.