Image resources

Download pre-built images for OpenStack

You can run a number of different Linux distributions and operating systems on top of your RDO cloud. This is a collection of various OpenStack-ready images that you can use:

Additional resources

Import images into Glance

You can load an image from the command line with Glance. For example:

$ curl -O https://download.fedoraproject.org/pub/fedora/linux/releases/25/CloudImages/x86_64/images/Fedora-Cloud-Base-25-1.3.x86_64.qcow2

$ glance --os-image-api-version 2 image-create --name 'Fedora-25-x86_64' --disk-format qcow2 --container-format bare --file Fedora-Cloud-Base-25-1.3.x86_64.qcow2

Alternatively, go to the Images tab in your OpenStack dashboard to add images via the GUI.

See the OpenStack documentation for more details about the Glance command-line tools.

Build your own images

  • Section Tool support for image creation in the OpenStack Virtual Machine Image Guide provides a list of tools you can use to build your own images
  • Section Create images manually in the OpenStack Virtual Machine Image Guide contains instructions on how to manually create images based on various operating systems, including CentOS and Fedora

Import your own images

The resulting image file can be imported into Glance similarly to any other image:

$ glance image-create --name Fedora-Image-x86_64 --disk-format qcow2 --container-format bare --is-public True < fedora-image.qcow2