You can create custom images by using existing cloud desktops. You can save and copy desktop configurations of a cloud desktop when you create an image. The created image can be used to create cloud desktops that have identical configurations.

Prerequisites

A cloud desktop is created. For more information, see Create a cloud desktop. Make sure that the following operations are complete:
  • The required environment and applications are deployed on the cloud desktop.
  • Sensitive data is removed from the cloud desktop. This helps prevent data security risks.

Precautions

When you use a cloud desktop to create a custom image, take note of the following items:
  • Do not stop or restart the cloud desktop during image creation. Otherwise, the image may fail to be created.
  • The created image is located in the same region as the cloud desktop. For example, if the cloud desktop is in the China (Hangzhou) region, the image must be created in the China (Hangzhou) region. You cannot use the image across regions.

Procedure

  1. Log on to the EDS console.
  2. In the top navigation bar, select a region.
  3. In the left-side navigation pane, choose Deployment > Images.
  4. Use one of the following methods to create an image:
    • Create an image on the Images page
      1. In the left-side navigation pane, choose Resources > Images.
      2. On the Images page, click Create Image.
    • Create an image on the Cloud Desktops page
      1. In the left-side navigation pane, choose Cloud Desktops > Desktops.
      2. On the Cloud Desktops page, find the cloud desktop for which you want to create an image, choose More > Create Image in the Actions column.
  5. In the Create Image panel, configure parameters in the following table.
    Parameter Description
    Image Name Enter the name of the image. Make sure that the name meets the naming conventions.
    Note The description must be 2 to 128 characters in length. It must start with a letter but cannot start with http:// or https://. It can contain letters, digits, colons (:), underscores (_), and hyphens (-).
    Clean Personal Residual Data To prevent personal data and logon information from being retained in the image, the Clean Personal Residual Data switch is turned on by default. You can turn off the Clean Personal Residual Data switch based on your business requirements. The system does not perform data cleanups. The image that you create is the same as the image that your cloud desktop uses.
    Note
    • After you turn on the Clean Personal Residual Data switch, if you want to create a Linux image, the image file that you create does not contain the ordinary user data and data in the /home directory. This cleanup only affects the created image. The root user data, applications installed on the system, and application data remain unchanged.
    • After you turn on the Clean Personal Residual Data switch, if you want to create a Windows image, the image file that you create does not contain data of other users in directories except the C:\Users\Administrator and C:\Users\Public directories. This cleanup only affects the created image. The data in the C:\Users\Administrator and C:\Users\Public directories, the applications installed on the system, and application data remain unchanged.
    • This switch is unavailable for encrypted cloud desktops.
    Scope Select System Disk and Data Disk or System Disk Only based on your business requirements.
    • If you select System Disk and Data Disk, the image that you create contains the data of the system disk and data disk on the cloud desktop. If a new cloud desktop is created based on the image, the data in the system disk and data disk on the new cloud desktop is the same as that in the image.
    • If you select System Disk Only, the image that you create contains only the data of the system disk on the cloud desktop. If a new cloud desktop is created based on the image, the data in the system disk on the new cloud desktop is the same as that in the image, and no data is stored in the data disk.
    Description Enter the details of the image based on your business requirements.
    Note If you do not specify this parameter, the image name is used by default.
    Select Desktop Select a cloud desk top.
  6. Click Create.
    Note You cannot delete the image that is being created.

Result

Choose Resources > Images. On the Custom Image tab, view the status and progress of the image.
  • If the image is created, the state of the image changes from Creating to Available. The progress changes to 100%.
  • If you failed to create the image, the state of the image changes from Creating to Failed. In this case, you can click Delete in the Actions column to delete the image.
Note The time required to create an image varies based on the size of data on the cloud desktop from which the image is created.

What to do next

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