Note: As of Eucalyptus version 4.0, it is now required to pass a Eucalyptus Kernel Image
(EKI) and a Eucalyptus Ramdisk Image (ERI) when uploading and registering a
paravirtual Eucalyptus Machine Image (EMI) using the
euca-register command line tools.
Once you've customized or acquired a paravirtual image to use with Eucalyptus, you
can enable the image as an executable entity with the following steps:
- Unless a suitable kernel is already registered, bundle the kernel, upload it to
Object Storage, and register it as a new EKI.
- Unless a suitable ramdisk is already registered, bundle the ramdisk, upload it
to Object Storage, and register it as a new ERI
- Bundle the root disk image, which must be a Linux partition, requesting the
kernel and ramdisk that you desire, upload the bundle to Object Storage, and
register it as a new EMI.
Important: Note that while all users can bundle, upload and register images,
only users under the administrator account have the required
permissions to upload and register kernels and ramdisks.
Once you have an image that meets your needs, perform the tasks listed in this
section to add the image to your cloud.