An image is the basis for instances that you spin up for your
computing needs. If you have access to images that meet your
needs, you can skip this section. This section explains how to
add an image to your Eucalyptus cloud that is customized for
There are a few ways you can add an image to Eucalyptus:
- Add an image based on an existing image. If you have
an image already, read the rest of this section. Eucalyptus
has stock images available to help you get started right
away. You can find links to these images in the Eucalyptus
Administrator Console's start page. You can also get images
from the Eucalyptus Machine
- Add an image that you modify from an existing image. If you
have an image that you want to modify, see Modify an Image.
- Add an image that you create. If you want to create a new
image, see Creating an Image.
Each of these three ways has a different first step, but the way
you get image to Eucalyptus is the same. To enable an image as
an executable entity, you do the following:
- Bundle a root disk image and kernel/ramdisk pair
- Upload the bundled image to Walrus bucket storage
- Register the data with Eucalyptus
Note that while all users can bundle, upload
and register images, only the administrator has the required
permissions to upload and register kernels and ramdisks.
Once you have an image that meets your needs, perform the tasks
listed in this section to add the image to your cloud.