This topic provides an overview of Alibaba Cloud Marketplace images and the related operations. You can use Marketplace images to obtain a pre-installed running environment or application on an ECS instance.



Background information

Alibaba Cloud Marketplace offers a variety of pre-installed, secure images and related services that are provided by independent software vendors (ISVs). These images integrate software and functions such as Hypertext Preprocessor (PHP) and control panel into operating systems.

Note After you create an ECS instance from a Marketplace image, the system may send you a message stating that your license has expired. In this case, contact your image provider for technical support.

Purchase a Marketplace image

  1. Log on to the ECS console.
  2. In the left-side navigation pane, choose Instances & Images > Instances.
  3. Select a region.
  4. On the Instances page, click Create Instance to go to the ECS purchase page.
  5. Complete basic configurations.

    Note that in the Image section you need to click Marketplace Image and then Select from image market (including operating system).


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  6. In the dialog box that is displayed, select the image you need, or enter keywords in the search bar to search for the image.
  7. Complete the other configurations as prompted and click Create Order. Then, you can create an ECS instance according to Step 2. Create an instance.

Create an ECS instance from a Marketplace image

  1. Log on to the Alibaba Cloud Marketplace.
  2. Select the image you need, and click Deploy Now.
  3. Optional. If you have not logged on to the Alibaba Cloud console, log on before you can proceed.

  4. Finish the other configurations as prompted and click Create Order. Then, create an ECS instance according to Step 2. Create an instance.
    Note On the Pay page that is displayed after you click Create Order, you must confirm and pay off the required fees before you can create the ECS instance from the image.

    After you purchase a Marketplace image, you can go to the Account Overview page to view your bill.

Change the system disk of an ECS instance by using a Marketplace image

To change the image of an ECS instance you have purchased to a Marketplace image, you must change the system disk of this ECS instance.
Note After you change the image, the data on the system disk is lost. Therefore, we recommend that you back up the data before you change the system disk. For more information, see Create a snapshot.
To change the system disk, you need to navigate to theReplace System Disk page, select Marketplace Image in the Image Type section, click Select from image market (including operating system) in the Image Name section, and then in the displayed Image market dialog box select the image you need. For more information, see Replace the system disk (non-public image).