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  4. Creating a Private Image
  5. Creating a Windows System Disk Image Using an External Image File
  6. Creating an ECS

Creating an ECS

Scenarios

This section describes how to create an ECS using an uninitialized private image registered from an uninitialized external image file.

Prerequisites

An uninitialized private image registered from an external image file is available.

Procedure

  1. Log in to the management console.
  2. Under Computing, click Image Management Service.
  3. On the Image Management Service page, click Private Images to display the image list.
  4. Locate the row that contains the newly registered private image, and click Apply for Server in the Operation column.

    Alternatively, click the image name. In the upper right corner of the image details page, click Apply for Server.

  5. Complete ECS creation as prompted.

    During ECS creation, you must bind an elastic IP address to the ECS so that you can upload the Guest OS driver installation package to the ECS or download the Guest OS driver installation package from the ECS.

    For detailed operations, see the Elastic Cloud Server User Guide.

    If the image file has Cloudbase-Init installed and configured, log in to the ECS using the password as prompted. If Cloudbase-Init has not been installed, log in to the ECS using the password or certificate contained in the image file.

    To ensure ECS security, each ECS is added to the default security group after it is created. This security group denies all access requests to it. Therefore, you need to add inbound rules to allow access to the ECS. For details, see the security group configuration.

  6. Perform the following steps to check whether the private image is available:
    1. Check whether the ECS can start. If yes, the Guest OS driver has been installed on the ECS during the automatic configuration by the cloud platform. If no, ensure that the Guest OS driver has been installed before registering the image.

      It is recommended that you disable your antivirus and intrusion detection software. You can enable the software again after the Guest OS driver is installed.

      For operations of installing the Guest OS driver, see Optimization Process.

    2. Check whether you can log in to the ECS using your password or key. If yes, Cloudbase-Init has been installed on the ECS. If no, use the original password or key to log in to the ECS and install Cloudbase-Init by referring to Installing Cloudbase-Init.
    3. Check the ECS configuration by referring to "Configuring a Windows ECS."
    4. Check whether you can remotely log in to the ECS using mstsc. If yes, the Remote Desktop Connection function has been enabled for the ECS. If no, configure the Remote Desktop Connection function by referring to "Enabling Remote Desktop Connection" in Configuring an ECS.

    If the ECS meets the preceding requirements, the private image is available. You can choose to perform the operations in (Optional) Clearing the Environment.