Create an image

In this guide, we will show you how to create a standard image in using pre-configured QCOW2 images available from a Linux distribution.

We will be using Debian as an example, but the process is similar for other Linux distributions that provide pre-configured QCOW2 images for OpenStack.

Note that this guide only works for distributions which provide pre-configured images compatible with an OpenStack-based cloud.

If you encounter any issues getting your image to work, reach out to our team.

Step 1: Get the image

  1. Go to the distribution website (for this example, Debian) and navigate to the "Download" section.

  2. Select the version of the distribution that you want to use for your image.

  3. Look for the pre-configured QCOW2 images for OpenStack available for download.

  4. Download the image or obtain the URL of the image.

Step 2: Create the image in the OneQode Cloud

  1. Navigate to Cloud → My Images and click on the "Create new image" button.

  2. In the "Create Image" page, fill in the following information:

    • Image name Enter a name for your image.

    • Image description Enter a description for your image.

    • Image file Enter the URL of the image file or click on the "Browse" button and select the image file that you downloaded in step 1.

    • Image format Select "QCOW2" as the format of the image file.

  3. Click on the "Create Image" button to create the image.

The image creation process will then trigger. At the end of this process, you should have a valid image ready for use with instances.

Please note that the above instructions are general and may vary depending on the Linux distribution that is running on the instance.

Be sure to consult the documentation of the distribution for specific instructions.

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