Upload images

Upload Images

There are three different ways to upload custom images.


  • First log in to the Dashboard
  • Now navigate to 'Compute' -> 'Images'
  • Here click on the button 'Create Image'
  • Enter the required info and click on "Create Image" and now the custom image is uploaded into the SysEleven Stack


You need to have the OpenStack-CLI installed and configured.
After sourcing the openrc.sh you can easily upload your own image and use it right after, like this:

glance --os-image-api-version 1 image-create --progress --is-public False --disk-format=qcow2 \
--container-format=bare --property architecture=x86_64 --name="Debian Stretch" \
--location https://cdimage.debian.org/cdimage/openstack/current-9/debian-9-openstack-amd64.qcow2


It is also possible to upload images with heat.
An example can look like this:

heat_template_version: 2016-04-08

description: Simple template to upload an image

    type: OS::Glance::Image
      container_format: bare
      disk_format: qcow2
      name: Debian Stretch
      location: https://cdimage.debian.org/cdimage/openstack/current-9/debian-9-openstack-amd64.qcow2

Further information can be found here.

Image sources

This overview contains a list of standard images sources.