You can import an image or ISO image for each server from a virtual machine to use it for a new installation on existing servers or to create new servers. Proceed as follows to import an image:

Prerequisites:

You are in the section Infrastructure > Images.

You have created an image of a virtual machine. The image is bootable and is available in one of the following file formats: .vdi, .qcow, .qcow2, .vhd, .vhdx and .vmdk

The file size of the image is a maximum of 500 GB.

Step 1

Click Create.

Step 2

Enter a name.

Step 3

Enable the Import an image option.

Step 4

In the Operating system field, select the operating system for the image.

Step 5

In the URL field, enter the URL from which the image can be downloaded.

Please note: The valid file types are .vdi, .qcow, .qcow2, .vhd, .vhdx and .vmdk.

Step 6

In the Advanced Options section, click Show.

Step 7

Select the desired data center.

Step 8

Click Create.

Please note: The final size of the image is displayed in the Images section after the importing process is complete. The calculated costs are listed in the Interactive Invoice section.

The image is imported.

Please note: If you install an imported CentOS 7 image, you must create a new kernel image once the installation process is complete.

Please note: If you install an imported Microsoft Windows Server image, you must activate the LSI_SAS controller once the installation process is complete.