Creating and Managing Images

Managing Images

As an administrative user, you can create and manage images for the projects to which you belong. You can also create and manage images for users in all projects to which you have access.

To create and manage images in specified projects as an end user, see the Uploading and Managing Images with Dashboard in Metapod User Guide and Managing Images in the Metapod User Guide.

To create and manage images as an administrator for other users, use the following procedures.

Creating Images

For details about image creation, see the Virtual Machine Image Guide.

  1. Log in to the Dashboard and select the admin project from the drop-down list.
  2. On the Admin tab, open the System tab and click the Images category. The images that you can administer for cloud users appear on this page.
  3. Click Create Image, to open the Create An Image window.

    **Figure Dashboard — Create Image**

  4. In the Create An Image window, enter or select the following values:
Name Enter a name for the image.
   
Description Enter a brief description of the image.
Image Source Choose the image source from the drop-down list. Your choices are Image Location and Image File.
Image File or Image Location Based on your selection there is an Image File or Image Location field. You can include the location URL or browse for the image file on your file system and add it.
Kernel Select the kernel to boot an AMI-style image.
Ramdisk Select the ramdisk to boot an AMI-style image.
Format Select the image format.
Architecture Specify the architecture. For example, i386 for a 32-bit architecture or x86_64 for a 64-bit architecture.
Minimum Disk (GB) Leave this field empty.
Minimum RAM (MB) Leave this field empty.
Copy Data Specify this option to copy image data to the Image service.
Public Select this option to make the image public to all users.
Protected Select this option to ensure that only users with permissions can delete it. 5. Click Create Image.
The image is queued to be uploaded. It might take several minutes
before the status changes from `Queued` to `Active`.

Updating Images

  1. Log in to the Dashboard and select the admin project from the drop-down list.
  2. On the Admin tab, open the System tab and click the Images category.
  3. Select the images that you want to edit. Click Edit Image.
  4. In the Update Image window, you can change the image name.

    Select the Public check box to make the image public. Clear this check box to make the image private. You cannot change the Kernel ID, Ramdisk ID, or Architecture attributes for an image.

  5. Click Update Image.

Deleting Images

  1. Log in to the Dashboard and select the admin project from the drop-down list.
  2. On the Admin tab, open the System tab and click the Images category.
  3. Select the images that you want to delete.
  4. Click Delete Images.
  5. In the Confirm Delete Images window, click Delete Images to confirm the deletion.

    You cannot undo this action.