What is an image?


An image is a copy of an operating system that you will launch to run in the cloud.  Currently, CCR supports several Linux operating system images and two Windows server data center edition 2012 images.  To see which images are available under your account, you can run the command 'euca-describe-instances -a' in euca2ools (shown here):



euca-describe-images -a
IMAGE	emi-1ec80304	264414358450/ubuntu-trusty-14.04-ebs	264414358450	available	public	x86_64	machine				ebs	hvm	
BLOCKDEVICEMAPPING	EBS	/dev/vda	snap-b517f2df	3	true	standard	
IMAGE	emi-2a565c94	264414358450/WindowsDC-2012-EBS	264414358450	available	public	x86_64	machine			windows	ebs	hvm	
BLOCKDEVICEMAPPING	EPHEMERAL	/dev/sdc	ephemeral0
BLOCKDEVICEMAPPING	EBS	/dev/sda	snap-03ac2358	50	true	standard	
IMAGE	emi-356dc530	264414358450/centos6-ebs	264414358450	available	public	x86_64	machine				ebs	hvm	
BLOCKDEVICEMAPPING	EBS	/dev/vda	snap-46f6d0d2	8	true	standard	
IMAGE	emi-49de594b	windows2012/windows.serverDC2012.img.manifest.xml	264414358450	available	public	x86_64	machine			windows	instance-store	hvm	
IMAGE	emi-8a9ad80b	coreos/coreos_production_openstack_image.raw.manifest.xml	264414358450	available	public	x86_64	machine				instance-store	hvm	
IMAGE	emi-95a67a40	centos7/centos7.raw.manifest.xml	264414358450	available	public	x86_64	machine				instance-store	hvm	
IMAGE	emi-b8274f6b	centos6/centos6.raw.manifest.xml	264414358450	available	public	x86_64	machine				instance-store	hvm	
IMAGE	emi-c628583f	264414358450/centos7-ebs	264414358450	available	public	x86_64	machine				ebs	hvm	
BLOCKDEVICEMAPPING	EBS	/dev/vda	snap-ec7e05c0	8	true	standard	
IMAGE	emi-da815ccf	ubuntu-trusty-14.04/trusty-server.raw.manifest.xml	264414358450	available	public	x86_64	machine				instance-store	hvm	

 

or view the images in the Eucalyptus console.  On the left menu, hover over the circle icon and it will change to show images.  Click on it and you'll see the list of images you have access to (as shown here):



NOTE: These images are constantly updated and added to by CCR staff.  Please check out the most recent list by logging into the console or running the euca command described above.



Can I upload my own image?


CCR users do not have the required access to upload images to the Lake Effect cloud.  However, we will evaluate requests to import images on a case-by-case basis.  Please contact CCR help if this is a service you require.




IMPORTANT NOTICE: Windows Licensing


The University's campus agreement with Microsoft does not cover any server licensing.  If you wish to use the Microsoft server image(s), you MUST purchase a separate license through CCR.  We are required to purchase special cloud server licensing so this is not something you can purchase yourself or through UBIT.  It is a monthly fee that will be added on to your subscription if you're running Windows server products.  Please contact CCR help if you have any questions.