After creating custom images, you can delete custom images that are no longer required, or modify the name and description of the custom images to help you organize and identify them.

Modify the name and description of a custom image

To modify the name and description of a custom image, follow these steps:

  1. Log on to the ECS console.
  2. In the left-side navigation pane, select Snapshots and Images > Images.
  3. Select a region.
  4. Find the custom image to be edited.
  5. Click the icon, and enter the image name.

  6. Click Modify Description, and in the dialog box, edit the new Custom Image Description.
  7. Click Save to complete the description modification.

Alternatively, you can modify the name and description of a custom image by calling the ECS API ModifyImageAttribute.

Delete custom images

To delete one or more custom images, follow these steps:

  1. Log on to the ECS console.
  2. In the left-side navigation pane, select Snapshots and Images > Images.
  3. Select a region.
  4. Select one or more custom images that you want to delete, and then click Delete.

  5. In the dialog box that appears, select the method for deleting the custom images:
    • Delete: The custom images are deleted normally.
    • Force Delete: The custom images are deleted forcibly. Check I confirm to forcibly Delete the selected instances.
      Note After you forcibly delete the custom images, cloud disk reinitialization of the instances that you have created from the images cannot be performed.


  6. Click OK to confirm.

Alternatively, you can delete custom images by calling the ECS API DeleteImage.