Manage Images Wizard

EPAM Orchestrator allows creating images of the existing instances. An image stores the overall configuration of the original instance as well as its current settings and can be used to clone an instance as many times as necessary.

Manage Images Wizard supports basic image operations, such as viewing the list of available images, creating an image from an instance and deleting an image.

Note that before creating an image, the original instance should be prepared to avoid issues with launching new virtual machines from the image. See Services Guide, Section 2.2 - VM Images Service, for details.

Manage Images Wizard is accessible from the Cloud Management Console. The available functions depend on the user permissions.

  • Select a Management Action

    At this step, you can select the machine image management action to be performed:

    Describe images - List the available machine images

    Create image from instance - Create a new machine image from the selected instance

    Delete images - Delete the selected project images

    Next, select the project and region in which you wish to perform the machine image action.

  • Choose Image Type

    This window allows selecting the type of images to be displayed:

    Public - Default Linux images

    Enterprise - Default Windows images

    Project - Custom images created from project instances

    Public and Enterprise images are added during project activation in the selected region.

  • Available Images

    This window displays the list of all images of the selected type existing for the specified project and region.

    The following image data is displayed:

    ID - Machine image ID

    Description - Machine image description

    Group - Machine image group according to the selection at the previous step (Public, Enterprise or Project)

    Size (MB) - Machine image size in MB

    State - Machine image state. Only images in the ready state can be used for launching virtual machines

  • Choose Instance and Fill Params

    At this stage, select the instance from which you will create a custom image and specify its name and description.

    Instance - Select the name of the instance from which the image will be created. The list includes only the stopped instances found for the specified project and region.

    Image Name - Machine image name. The name must not exceed 100 characters and can only contain digits (0-9), letters (a-z, A-Z), dashes (-) and underscores (_).

    Description - Human-friendly image description (no specific syntax required).

  • Please Confirm (Creation)

    In this window, you can see the summary of the machine image to be created.

    The machine image parameters include the project and zone in which the image will be created, the name of the original instance, the machine image name and description.

    Click Create to finish image creation.

    At this stage you can cancel image creation by clicking Cancel or modify image parameters by clicking Prev to return to the previous stage.

  • Result (Creation)

    In this window, you see the confirmation of image creation and the parameters of the image being created:

    ID - Machine image ID

    Description - Machine image description

    State - Machine image state - creating

    Group - Machine image group - project

  • Available Images (Deletion)

    This window displays all available project images for the selected project and region.

    Check the checkbox in the Delete column to delete one or several project images.

  • Please Confirm (Deletion)

    At this stage, you can confirm deletion of the selected project image(s).

    The window shows the parameters of the image(s) to be deleted: the project and zone in which the image will be deleted and the name of image(s) to be deleted

    Click Delete to finish image deletion.

    At this stage you can cancel image deletion by clicking Cancel or change the selection by clicking Prev to return to the previous stage.

  • Result (Deletion)

    In this window, you see the confirmation of image deletion and the parameters of the image(s) being deleted:

    Description - Machine image description

    ID - Machine image ID

    State - Machine image state - deleting

    Group - Machine image group - project