A VM Image is a template of a virtual machine. VM Images can be imported for use in Templates, and become live virtual machines when launched as an Environment.
VM Images can be imported into Heropa in the following ways:
- Directly from Amazon Web Services (AWS)
- From an OVA file
Importing a VM image from an Amazon Machine Image (AMI)
Heropa uses AWS as an infrastructure provider, which means you can import your existing AWS AMIs directly into Heropa. The AMI will need to be made accessible first. Here’s how:
- Locate the AMI in your AWS console, then choose Actions / Modify Image Permissions
2. In the Modify Image Permissions window enter 768621140189 in the AWS Account Number, then click Add Permission.
3. Verify that the AWS Account Number has been successfully added.
4. Copy the AMI ID to your clipboard
- In the Heropa Portal, from the Left Navigation menu choose VM Images, then click Add from the Top Navigation menu.
- In the Create new VM image window, complete the following information:
- Name: Enter the display name of the VM Image
- Type: Select VM Image
- Region: Select the region where your AMI is located
- Machine type: Select the method of connecting to the VM Image
- Image ID: Enter your AMI ID
- Instance type: Set the default size for your VM image. This can be modified later.
Once the above information has been completed, click Create.
On the VM image details page enter the Username and Password, then click Save.
Note: You can optionally add a Description and User notes.
The VM image will have a status of Missing or Pending for a few minutes until the addition has been successfully processed.
When the Status is Available, the VM image is ready to use in a template.