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How to create ubuntu image on devstack using dash board

asked 2012-06-20 11:15:06 -0500

nagarajsrb gravatar image

Hi all,

I have installed devstack on ubuntu server 12.04 LTS 64 bit. Now I want to create a ubuntu image using dashboard ( Horizon ). How can I create a image please help me.

Thanks --Nagaraj

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answered 2012-06-20 13:35:20 -0500

marco-consonni gravatar image


as far as I know, using the dashboard, there's no way to either create an image or load, in the catalogue, an image you created.

For creating an image, you need to use kvm (see a description here ( ) or some tools specifically designed to do that (see ( ). This means that starting from an installation ISO image, you create a boot-able "disk" or (better) a boot-able image.

Once you have created an image, you have to load it into the catalogue by calling glance's CLI. See here for details: ( This second step actually reads the image (the file) and loads it into glance.

Alternatively you can download some per-fabricated image from a "free" catalogue you find in Internet (see, for example here ( ) and load such an image into glance (with the steps described in the previous step).

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answered 2012-06-20 13:38:11 -0500

marco-consonni gravatar image

Sorry, I found a better link explaining how to create an image (

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answered 2012-07-06 05:20:04 -0500

Dear Marco,

Actually the question is for Devstack not Essex. I also face the same problem, the current Desvatack allows URL to be specified for image Creation I have specified URL of AMI format Bitnami Wordpress. Although the Image is said to be created the Instances are not getting launched from these AMI Images.

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