4.5. Managing Images

Acronis Software-Defined Infrastructure allows you to upload ISO images and templates that can be used to create VM volumes. An ISO image is a typical OS distribution that needs to be installed on disk. In turn, a template is a ready volume in the QCOW2 format with an installed operating system and applications and a set minimum size. Many OS vendors offer templates of their operating systems under the name “cloud images”. For a list of guest OSes supported in virtual machines, see Supported Guest Operating Systems.


Images are stored according to the default storage policy.

To add an image, do the following:

  1. On the COMPUTE > IMAGES tab, click Add image.

  2. In the Add image window, do the following:

    1. Click Browse and select a template or ISO file.

    2. Specify an image name to be shown in the admin panel.

    3. Select a correct OS type from the drop-down list.


      OS type affects VM parameters like hypervisor settings. VMs created from an image with a wrong OS type may not work correctly, e.g., crash.

  3. Click Done to upload the image.

The admin panel will show the upload progress.

To edit an image, select it and click the pencil icon next to a parameter you need to change.

To remove an image, click the ellipsis button next to it and Delete.

For information on how to create Linux templates, see the Administrator’s Command Line Guide.