You can create and register a private image using an external image file. Figure 1 shows the procedure.
The procedure contains the following steps:
You can import an image file in VHD, VMDK, QCOW2, RAW, VHDX, QCOW, VDI, QED, ZVHD, or ZVHD2 format to create a private image. QCOW2 image files are recommended. If you need to import an image file in other formats, use the qemu-img tool to convert the image format before importing the image file. For details, see Convert Image File Formats.
Use OBS Browser to upload external image files. For details, see Object Storage Service User Guide.
When uploading the external image file, you must select an OBS bucket with standard storage.
The IMS console is displayed.
Image Type and Source
In the bucket list, select the bucket that stores the image file and select the image file.
Ensure that you have completed initialization configuration on the image file by following the instructions in Bare Metal Server Private Image Creation Guide.
To ensure that the image can be created and used properly, select the OS consistent with that of the image file.
The time required for registering a private image varies depending on the size of the image file.
You can use the private image to create a BMS by following the instructions in Creating a BMS Using a Private Image.