You can use the Horizon interface to build your own install images with which you can set up new instances. Follow the steps below. This explanation is accompanied with a video instruction at the bottom.
Upload an ISO install image
- Click Compute - & gt; images
- Click on create image
- Enter an "Image Name" and "Image Description"
- Select as source type "file" and then the ISO file you want to use for the installation of your new instance
- Specify "ISO - Optical Disk Image" as the format
- Click on "Create Image"
Create the system volume
- Click on volumes on the side menu and then on volumes again
- Click on "Create Volume"
- Enter a "Volume Name" and "Description"
- Choose "Archive Archive" as "Type"
- Specify the correct disk size on which you are going to perform the installation, this will be the size of the image you will use
- Click on "Create Volume"
- Then click on "Edit Volume" at the Volume
- Select "Bootable" and click Submit
Set up an image install instance
- In the side menu, click Compute - & gt; Instances
- Then click on "Launch Instance"
- Enter an "Instance Name" and click "Next"
- For Source as Boot Source, specify "Image", select the ISO image and click "Next"
- Select at "Flavor" a system that fits the specifications of your install CD, size of the hard drive is not important
- Link a network to the instance
- The other steps are not important, click on "Launch instance"
- If the instance is online, click on the menu on the side of the instance and select "Attach Volume"
- Select the newly created "System Volume" and click on "Attach Volume"
Installation of the install Image
- Click on the menu on the side of the instance and select "Console"
- Perform the installation from the & nbsp; installation ISO
- Customize the installation to your needs
- Afterwards you must click on "Detach Volume" in the side menu of the instance and remove the "System Volume" from the instance
- Then completely disable the instance
Upload the volume to the image repository
- Click on "Volumes" in the menu on the side and then on "Volumes"
- Select the "System Volume" on which the installation was performed
- Make sure the status is "Available"
- Click on "Edit Volume" and then select "Upload to Image"
- Enter an "Image Name" and click on "Upload"
- You will now see the status "Uploading" in the overview of the Volume
- Now click on "Compute" in the menu and then "Images"
- It may take some time for the status of the image to change & nbsp; to "Active" because the image must be replicated across multiple locations. Depending on the size of the image and the pressure in our network, the speed can vary up to a few hours.
Remove the image install instance
- Click on "Compute" in the side menu and then "Instances"
- Select the "Image Install Image" and then click on "Delete Instances"
- Click on "Images" in the side menu
- Then remove the image install-ISO