You can import images directly in the VMware Integrated OpenStack Horizon dashboard.


  • Verify that the image is packaged in the ISO, VMDK, OVA, RAW, QCOW2, VDI, or VHD format.

  • If the source image format is RAW, QCOW2, VDI, or VHD, verify that the source image is hosted on a server without credentials to allow plain HTTP requests.


  1. Log in to the VMware Integrated OpenStack dashboard.
  2. Select the project from the drop-down menu in the title bar.
  3. Select Project > Compute > Images.
  4. On the Images page, click Create Image.
  5. Configure the image.




    Enter a name for the new image.


    (Optional) Enter a description for the new image.

    Image Source

    Select the image source.

    If the source image format is RAW, QCOW2, VDI, or VHD, you must select the Image Location option.

    Disk Format

    Select the disk format.

    Disk Type

    Select the disk type.

    Images in the RAW, QCOW2, VDI, and VHD formats are automatically introspected to capture their properties and converted to the VMDK format during the import process.

    Adapter Type

    Select the adapter type.


    Accept the default.

    OS Type

    Select the type of operating system.

    Minimum Disk (GB)

    Specify the minimum disk size for the image in GB.

    Minimum RAM (GB)

    Specify the minimum RAM for the image.


    Select to make the image visible and available to all tenants.


    Select to prevent the image from being deleted.

  6. Click Create Image.

    The Images page now includes the newly added image.


The image is now ready for deployment in OpenStack instances.