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:Use the image builder to create a custom image

Last Updated:Jul 31, 2023

Alibaba Cloud Edge Node Service (ENS) allows you to use the mirror builder to install software, deploy application environments, and create custom images based on your business requirements. Then, you can create instances from custom images.


  1. Log on to the ENS console.

  2. In the left-side navigation pane, click Computing Capacity and Images > Images.

  3. Click the Mirror builder tab.

  4. Click Make a mirror and configure the parameters. The following table describes the parameters.



    System and version

    You can select Official image or Copy existing image.

    login password

    The password must be 8 to 30 characters in length. It must contain at least three of the following character types: uppercase letters, lowercase letters, digits, and special characters.


    The password cannot contain the following special characters: double quotation marks ("), backslashes (\), or spaces.

    (Optional) advanced options

    If you want to verify the mounting and partitioning of a data disk, advanced options are required. You can expand advanced options, enter the data disk capacity, and mount the data disk when you create an image.

  5. Click OK.

  6. On the Mirror builder tab, obtain the IP address of the mirror builder. Then, log on to the mirror builder by using SSH and deploy the software and application.

  7. Click Upload image. After the image is uploaded, click Release Image Builder.