You can create custom images by using deployed cloud desktops. You can save and replicate desktop configurations to create cloud desktops with identical configurations based on the images.

Background information

An image includes the operating system and related configurations required to create a cloud desktop. Images are classified into the following two types:
  • System image: default images provided by Alibaba Cloud. System images contain the necessary components of cloud desktops. The following system images are provided:
    • Windows: Windows Server 2016 Chinese and Windows Server 2019 Chinese.
    • Linux: Linux Ubuntu 18.04.
  • Custom image: images that are created based on existing cloud desktops. Custom image includes the operating systems, configurations, and data of deployed services or applications.

This topic describes how to create a custom image.


  1. Log on to the EDS console.
  2. In the top navigation bar, select a region.
  3. In the left-side navigation pane, choose Resources > Images.
  4. On the Images page, click Create Image.
  5. In the Create Image panel, perform the following operations:
    1. Specify the Image Name and Description parameters.
    2. Select a cloud desktop from the cloud desktop list.
  6. Click Create.


It takes some time to create an image. You can check the image creation progress on the Images page. If the status of the image changes from Creating to Available, the image is created.

What to do next

After you create a custom image, you can use the image to create desktop templates. For more information, see Create a desktop template.