Creating the cloud instance image is not a cake-walk. If you have followed the last article ,you would have felt the same. That could be the reason why the pre-configured cloud images are available in the internet. Openstack.org also states that “The simplest way to obtain a virtual machine image that works with OpenStack is to download one that someone else has already created.” In this article we will see that where we can download the various Linux distribution cloud images and windows images.
CirrisOS images can be downloaded from CirrOS official download page. CirrOS is very small Linux foot print and test image on Openstack cloud environment. If your deployment uses QEMU or KVM, we recommend using the images in qcow2 format. The most recent 64-bit qcow2 image as of this writing is cirros-0.3.4-x86_64-disk.img.
In a CirrOS image, the login account is cirros. The password is cubswin:)
CentOS project team maintains the images at http://cloud.centos.org/centos/
- For CentOS 6.4 and 6.5: The user is ‘cloud-user‘.
- For CentOS 7.0: The user is ‘centos‘.
Ubuntu Cloud Images are pre-installed disk images that have been customized by Ubuntu engineering to run on cloud-platforms such as Amazon EC2, Openstack, Windows and LXC.
Ubuntu’s pre-configured images can be downloaded from here.
The default user is “ubunutu” .
Fedora projects maintains the cloud images on getfedora.org. Fedoara’s default user is “fedora”.
OpneSUSE can be downloaded from suse website . SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) is not available but you can built the custom image using the SUSE studio.
Red Hat Enterprise Linux images
Redhat Maintains their own cloud images for Redhat Enterprise Linux. Unlike other Linux, you can’t download the images without the valid redhat subscription. Here is the download links for RHEL 6 & 7.
The default login account is cloud-user.
Microsoft Windows :
Cloudbase solutions provides the windows servers 2012 images . It has been customized by cloudbase and ready to be deployed in openstack. It supported on the below listed hyper-visors.
Cloudbase bundles the required drivers also in the images. For an example , virtIO drivers included in the image for KVM. This images are pre-installed with cloud-init packages and properly sys-prepared and generalized.
Hope this article is informative to you.