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Registering a Private Image


Users can create a BMS private image from an external image file and register the image on the public cloud platform.


  • A private image has been created by following the instructions in Bare Metal Server Private Image Creation Guide.
  • The image file has been uploaded to the OBS bucket.


  1. Log in to the management console.
  2. Click in the upper left corner and select the desired region and project.
  3. Under Computing, click Image Management Service.

    The IMS console is displayed.

  4. Click Create Image and configure the following parameters:

    Image Type and Source

    • Type: Select System disk image.
    • Source: Select Image File.

      In the bucket list, select the bucket that stores the image file and select the image file.

    Image Information

    • Function: Select BMS system disk image.

      Ensure that initial configuration has been performed for the image file by following the instructions in the Bare Metal Server Private Image Creation Guide.

    • OS: (Optional) Select the OS of the image file.

      To ensure that the image can be created and used properly, select the OS consistent with that of the image file.

    • System Disk (GB): Set the system disk size. You are advised to set the value to the image system disk size plus 2 GB.
    • Name: Enter a name for the image to be created. The value can contain only letters, digits, spaces, hyphens (-), underscores (_), and periods (.), and cannot start or end with a space.
    • Tag: (Optional) Add a tag to the image to identify and manage the image more easily.
    • Description: (Optional) Enter description of the image.
  5. Click Create Now.
    On the displayed page, confirm the specifications and click Submit.

    The time required for image registration is determined by the image file size. You may need to wait a long period of time for the external image file to be successfully registered as a BMS image.

  6. The page that contains private images is displayed. The private image is being created. After its status changes to Normal, the image is registered successfully.

    You can also check whether the image is contained in the private image drop-down list on the Allocate BMS page.