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OpenStack Cloud Computing Cookbook by Kevin Jackson

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Uploading a sample machine image

Now that we have a running OpenStack Compute environment, it's time to upload an image for us to use. An image is a machine template, which is cloned when we spin up new cloud instances. Images used in Amazon, known as AMIs (or Amazon Machine Images) can often be used in OpenStack. For this next section, we will use an Ubuntu Enterprise Cloud image, which can be used in both Amazon and our OpenStack Compute cloud instance.

Getting ready

These steps are to be carried out on your Ubuntu machine under the user that has access to your OpenStack Compute environment credentials (as created in the Installation of command-line tools recipe).

Ensure you have sourced your OpenStack Compute environment credentials as follows: ...

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