This guide contains concepts and tasks to help you work with images in your cloud.
Image Management Overview
Welcome to the Eucalyptus Image Management Guide. This guide contains conceptual overview about what images are, as well as best practices and common tasks for using images in your cloud.
An image defines what will run on a guest instance in your Eucalyptus cloud. An image contains everything necessary to boot and run an operating system: either one of the Linux distributions – CentOS, Fedora, Ubuntu, Debian, etc – or one of the supported Windows server versions.
An image is the basis for instances that you spin up for your computing needs. This section explains how to create or acquire an image and then add it to your Eucalyptus cloud.