OVHcloud provides our customers with the freedom to bring their own OS to our PCS (Public Cloud Services) offering. Installing your own OS gives you more freedom of choice than standard templates that are provided. In this article, we will go over how to use OpenStack Horizon to upload your own image for use on your PCS project.
- Uploading an Image to OpenStack
Uploading an Image to OpenStack
Note: If the image you use is not a cloudready image, the installation may fail. This is a known issue in Horizon. Therefore, we recommend using images with the .raw file format. Images in .qcow2 format are also acceptable.
To upload the image to OpenStack, we must first access the Horizon interface. To do so, first, log in to the OVHcloud Manager. Then, click Public Cloud at the top-left of your screen.
Click the Horizon button on the left-hand sidebar. You will be taken to the following screen. Use your Horizon credentials to log in. If you don't have these credentials, please check out our How to Create a Horizon User article for more information.
Once you have logged into Horizon, click the Images button on the left-hand sidebar.
Next, click the Create Image button to open the following pop-up.
The only fields that are required are the "Image Name" and "File" fields. However, you can also set requirements that your public cloud instance must meet in order for your image to be an installable option (i.e., the specific kernel and minimum disk space and RAM). When you have filled out the "Create Image" form to your satisfaction, confirm that the details are correct and click the Create Image button. Once the upload is finished, you are all done and ready to use your new image.
OVHcloud gives our customers the freedom to add their own images to use on their public cloud instances. To learn more about how to use our Public Cloud offerings, please check out more of our Public Cloud Services articles.