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Creating a Private Image from a BMS


You can create a private image from a BMS and copy the system disk data of the BMS to the private image. The system disk contains an OS and pre-installed applications for running services.


  • This operation is supported only when the system disk is an EVS disk.
  • Data disks of a BMS cannot be exported as images.
  • The BMS must be stopped.
  • This operation depends on the bms-network-config and Cloud-Init plug-ins in the BMS image.
    • If the BMS uses a public image, ensure that the image has the bms-network-config and Cloud-Init plug-ins.
    • If the BMS uses a private image, check whether bms-network-config and Cloud-Init are installed by following the instructions in Bare Metal Server Private Image Creation Guide.


  • Delete sensitive data from the BMS before using it to creating a private image to prevent data leak.
  • During the image creation process, do not change the BMS status. Otherwise, the image will fail to be created.


  1. Log in to the management console.
  2. Under Computing, click Bare Metal Server.

    The BMS console is displayed.

  3. Locate the row that contains the target BMS, click More in the Operation column, and select Stop from the drop-down list.

    Only a BMS in stopped state can be used to create a private image.

  4. After the BMS status changes to Stopped, click More in the Operation column and select Make Image.

    The page for creating an image is displayed.

  5. Enter the image name, set a tag, and specify the description as needed.

    After the parameters are set, click Create Now.

  6. On the displayed page, confirm the specifications and click Submit.
  7. On the displayed image list page, wait for the image status changes to Normal, which indicates that the image is created successfully.

Follow-up Operations

If you want to create BMSs using the private image, see Creating a BMS Using a Private Image. On the page for creating BMSs, select the private image you have created.