Image Management Service

Image Management Service (IMS) provides flexible self-service and comprehensive image management capabilities. You can use a public image or create a private image to apply for an Elastic Cloud Server (ECS) or multiple ECSs in batches.

You can create images free of charge and only pay for storing them in Object Storage Service (OBS) buckets.

Product Advantages

IMS

Traditional Image Deployment

Convenient

IMS You can use an ECS to create a private image, or use an image to apply for ECSs in batches.

Traditional Image Deployment To create an image, you must use multiple tools and follow a complicated procedure. Each time you start a server, you must install an image on it.

Secure

IMS uses multiple redundant copies of private images, reaching 99.999999999% durability.

Traditional Image Deployment Images are installed on servers and backed up on disks or CDs. Image installation, backup, and restoration are complicated and images are easy to be damaged.

Flexible

IMS A web-based console or open APIs are provided for you to easily manage images.

Traditional Image Deployment You have to maintain a large number of disks or CDs and the management is complex.

Uniform

IMS You can deploy and upgrade application systems through a customized image in a uniform way, improving maintenance efficiency, ensuring uniqueness of your application environment, and facilitating upgrade and maintenance.

Traditional Image Deployment You need to deploy and configure application software on the OS image. In multi-node deployment, extra configuration and synchronization cost more time.

Application Scenarios

  • Internet Startups

  • Enterprise Applications

  • Computing-intensive Enterprises

Internet Startups

Application Requirements

Startups need to quickly respond to market requirements and deploy and provision services.

Related Services

IMS AS ECS

Deployment Suggestions

IMS allows users to create private images as they need, and use the created images to apply for ECSs. IMS can also work with the Auto Scaling (AS) service to form a scalable application system that meets variable service requirements.

  • Users can create and manage private images and use images to apply for ECSs, which ensures uniform deployment and upgrade of application systems and improves maintenance efficiency.
  • During demand spikes, AS automatically increases the number of ECSs to obtain a desired processing capability.
Enterprise Applications

Application Requirements

A uniform environment for running services is required.

Related Services

IMS AS ECS

Deployment Suggestions

IMS allows users to create private images as they need, and use the created images to apply for ECSs. IMS can also work with the Auto Scaling (AS) service to form a scalable application system that meets variable service requirements.

  • Users can create and manage private images and use images to apply for ECSs, which ensures uniform deployment and upgrade of application systems and improves maintenance efficiency.
  • During demand spikes, AS automatically increases the number of ECSs to obtain a desired processing capability.
Computing-intensive Enterprises

Application Requirements

These enterprises need to create private images in advance based on service requirements and deploy servers with private images installed in batches.

Related Services

IMS AS ECS

Deployment Suggestions

IMS allows users to create private images as they need, and use the created images to apply for ECSs. IMS can also work with the Auto Scaling (AS) service to form a scalable application system that meets variable service requirements.

  • Users can create and manage private images and use images to apply for ECSs, which ensures uniform deployment and upgrade of application systems and improves maintenance efficiency.
  • During demand spikes, AS automatically increases the number of ECSs to obtain a desired processing capability.

Function Description

Private Image Creation

Create private images using ECSs.

ECS Creation Using Images

Apply for ECSs using images view details

Provisioning of Public Images of Mainstream OSs

IMS provides public images of mainstream OSs, such as Windows, Ubuntu Server, CentOS, Debian, and OpenSUSE. For details, see the OSs of public images supported by HUAWEI CLOUD.

Image Management

  • Modify information of private images.
  • Delete existing private images.
  • Share images.

Developer Resources

API

You can send HTTP/HTTPS requests for calling Huawei Cloud APIs to manage your ECSs. In this way, you can flexibly, accurately, and promptly perform operations ...

Regions and Endpoints

Introduce regions and endpoints provided by HUAWEI CLOUD for services.

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