Creating and Managing Images

As an administrator, 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 and Managing Images with CLI .

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

To create an image:

  1. Log in to the Dashboard.
  2. On the Admin drop-down list select Images. The images that you can administer for cloud users appear on this page.
  3. Click Create Image, to open the Create An Image dialog box.

    **Figure Dashboard — Create Image**

  4. In the Create An Image dialog box, 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.

To update an image:

  1. Log in to the Dashboard.
  2. On the Admin drop-down list select Images.
  3. Select the images that you want to edit. Click Edit Image.
  4. In the Update Image dialog box, you can change the image name.

    Check the Public check box to make the image public. Uncheck 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.

To delete an image:

  1. Log in to the Dashboard.
  2. On the Admin drop-down list select Images.
  3. Select the images that you want to delete.
  4. Click Delete Images.
  5. In the Confirm Delete Images dialog box, click Delete Images to confirm the deletion.

    You cannot undo this action.