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External Image Files and Supported OSs

An external image file is a file that is in VMDK, VHD, QCOW2, RAW, VHDX, QED, VDI, QCOW, ZVHD2, or ZVHD format and can be used to create private images. You can select an image file and OS type to better fit your needs.

Supported OSs

When you upload an external image file to an OBS bucket on the management console, the OS contained in the image file will be identified. Table 1 lists the OSs supported by external image files.

If the OS cannot be identified or is not supported, the system automatically selects an option for the image.

  • For Windows, Other Windows(64bit) or Other Windows(32bit) will be selected during image creation.
  • For Linux, Other Linux(64bit) or Other Linux(32bit) will be selected during image creation.
NOTE:
  • Uploading image files using OSs not listed in Table 1 may fail. You are advised to contact customer service before uploading these image files.
  • For image file formats and OSs supported by BMS images, see the Bare Metal Server Private Image Creation Guide.
  • When uploading a CoreOS image file, set the OS type to CoreOS. Otherwise, the OS type will be set to Other (64bit). In addition, ensure that coreos-cloudinit has been installed and configured for CoreOS. Automatic system upgrades must be disabled. Otherwise, they may make ECSs created using this image unavailable.
  • You can only use external image files using Windows 10 64bit or Windows 7 Enterprise 64bit to create ECSs on a Dedicated Host (DeH).
Table 1 Supported OS types

OS Type

OS Version

Windows

Windows 10 64bit

Windows 7 Enterprise 64bit

Windows Server 2016 Standard 64bit

Windows Server 2016 Datacenter 64bit

Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard 64bit

Windows Server 2012 Essentials R2 64bit

Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter 64bit

Windows Server 2012 Datacenter 64bit

Windows Server 2012 Standard 64bit

Windows Server 2008 WEB R2 64bit

Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard 64bit

Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise 64bit

Windows Server 2008 R2 Datacenter 64bit

SUSE

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15 64bit

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP3 64bit

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP2 64bit

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP1 64bit

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 64bit

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP4 64bit

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP3 64bit

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP3 32bit

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP1 32bit

Oracle Linux

Oracle Linux Server release 7.5 64bit

Oracle Linux Server release 7.4 64bit

Oracle Linux Server release 7.3 64bit

Oracle Linux Server release 7.2 64bit

Oracle Linux Server release 7.1 64bit

Oracle Linux Server release 7.0 64bit

Oracle Linux Server release 6.9 64bit

Oracle Linux Server release 6.8 64bit

Oracle Linux Server release 6.7 64bit

Oracle Linux Server release 6.5 64bit

Red Hat

Redhat Linux Enterprise 7.5 64bit

Redhat Linux Enterprise 7.4 64bit

Redhat Linux Enterprise 7.3 64bit

Redhat Linux Enterprise 7.2 64bit

Redhat Linux Enterprise 7.1 64bit

Redhat Linux Enterprise 7.0 64bit

Redhat Linux Enterprise 6.10 64bit

Redhat Linux Enterprise 6.9 64bit

Redhat Linux Enterprise 6.8 64bit

Redhat Linux Enterprise 6.7 64bit

Redhat Linux Enterprise 6.6 64bit

Redhat Linux Enterprise 6.6 32bit

Redhat Linux Enterprise 6.5 64bit

Redhat Linux Enterprise 6.4 64bit

Redhat Linux Enterprise 6.4 32bit

Ubuntu

Ubuntu 18.04 server 64bit

Ubuntu 16.04 server 64bit

Ubuntu 14.04.5 server 64bit

Ubuntu 14.04.4 server 64bit

Ubuntu 14.04.4 server 32bit

Ubuntu 14.04.3 server 64bit

Ubuntu 14.04.3 server 32bit

Ubuntu 14.04.1 server 64bit

Ubuntu 14.04.1 server 32bit

Ubuntu 14.04 server 64bit

Ubuntu 14.04 server 32bit

openSUSE

OpenSUSE 42.3 64bit

OpenSUSE 42.2 64bit

OpenSUSE 42.1 64bit

OpenSUSE 13.2 64bit

OpenSUSE 15 64bit

OpenSUSE 11.3 64bit

CentOS

CentOS 7.5 64bit

CentOS 7.4 64bit

CentOS 7.3 64bit

CentOS 7.2 64bit

CentOS 7.1 64bit

CentOS 7.0 64bit

CentOS 7.0 32bit

CentOS 6.10 64bit

CentOS 6.9 64bit

CentOS 6.8 64bit

CentOS 6.7 64bit

CentOS 6.7 32bit

CentOS 6.6 64bit

CentOS 6.6 32bit

CentOS 6.5 64bit

CentOS 6.5 32bit

CentOS 6.4 64bit

CentOS 6.4 32bit

CentOS 6.3 64bit

CentOS 6.3 32bit

Debian

Debian GNU/Linux 9.3.0 64bit

Debian GNU/Linux 9.0.0 64bit

Debian GNU/Linux 8.8.0 64bit

Debian GNU/Linux 8.7.0 64bit

Debian GNU/Linux 8.6.0 64bit

Debian GNU/Linux 8.5.0 64bit

Debian GNU/Linux 8.4.0 64bit

Debian GNU/Linux 8.2.0 64bit

Debian GNU/Linux 8.1.0 64bit

Fedora

Fedora 29 64bit

Fedora 28 64bit

Fedora 27 64bit

Fedora 26 64bit

Fedora 25 64bit

Fedora 24 64bit

Fedora 23 64bit

Fedora 22 64bit

EulerOS

EulerOS 2.3 64bit

EulerOS 2.2 64bit

EulerOS 2.1 64bit

EulerOS 2.0 SP3 64bit

EulerOS 2.0 SP2 64bit

CoreOS

CoreOS 1068.10.0

CoreOS 1010.5.0

CoreOS 1298.6.0

Related Operations

For how to upload an external image file, see Uploading an External Image File and Uploading an External Image File.

After an external image file is successfully uploaded, you can register this image file as a private image on the cloud platform. For details, see Registering an Image File as a Private Image and Registering an Image File as a Private Image.