Virtual Server Image Import Function

This function allows you to register image files stored in object storage as IaaS virtual server images so that they are available to create servers.

Virtual Server Image Registration Function

To request the registration of a virtual server image, specify the following information.

Table 1. Registering a Virtual Server Image (List of Items)
Item Description Required
Image Name Specify an image name to identify the image in the image archiving service. Yes
Image File Storage Location

Specify part of the object storage URL where you uploaded the virtual server image as a source, in the following format:

"/v1/AUTH_<Project ID>/<Container Name>/<Object Name>"

Checksum Value Specify the SHA1 checksum value if you choose to verify the source virtual server image file. If you do not specify this value, the system does not carry out the checksum verification.  
Image ID When you omit this parameter, a uuid is automatically assigned by laaS service infrastructure. Users can specify this parameter in order to use an ID that they originally obtained. When you specify the uuid, be sure to use the one that is created by using a command, such as uuidgen, dedicated for creating uuid.  
Minimum Memory Space Specify the minimum memory space (MB) required in order to use the image.  
Minimum Disk Space Specify the minimum disk space (GB) required in order to use the image.  
OS Type

Specify one of the following OS types for the source virtual server image:

  • win2008R2SE: Windows Server 2008 R2 SE
  • win2008R2EE: Windows Server 2008 R2 EE
  • win2012SE: Windows Server 2012 SE
  • win2012R2SE: Windows Server 2012 R2 SE
  • win2016SE_ja: Windows Server 2016 SE (Japanese Version)
  • win2016SE_en: Windows Server 2016 SE (English Version)
  • rhel6: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
  • rhel7: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7
  • centos: CentOS
  • ubuntu: Ubuntu

Be sure to specify an OS type that matches the OS in use from which the image will be imported. If you specify a type that is different from the one in use, the following problem may occur.

  • The virtual server does not start normally
  • You will not receive the correct OS support
  • You will be charged for the wrong OS support

Acquiring the Registration Status List for Virtual Server Images

Acquire a list of the image registration processes that have been requested for the system within a domain. The list is output starting with the most recent requests to the system. You can also acquire basic status information for each registration process.

  • succeeded

    This status indicates that the image was registered successfully.

  • failed

    This status indicates that the image registration process failed.

  • processing

    This status indicates that the image registration process is in progress.

  • queued

    This status indicates that the image registration request is waiting for the process to begin.

Virtual Server Image Registration Status

Acquire the following detailed information regarding the operation status for one virtual server image registration process:

  • Status information of the registration process
  • Progress rate (from 0 to 100%)
  • Settings you configured when registering the image