This guide contains concepts and tasks to help you work with images in your cloud.
Image Management Overview
Welcome to the Eucalyptus Image Management Guide. This guide contains conceptual overviews about what images are, as well as best practices and common tasks for using images in your cloud.
An image defines what will run on a guest instance with your Eucalyptus cloud. Typically, an image contains one of the Linux distributions like CentOS, Fedora, Ubuntu, Debian or others. It could also contain one of the supported Windows server versions. The format for these is identical.
An image is the basis for instances that you spin up for your computing needs. This section explains how to create or acquire an image and then add it to your Eucalyptus cloud.