Image Management Service

Image Management Service (IMS) allows you to easily create and manage images. You can create a system disk image or data disk image from a disk or an external image file. You can also create a full-ECS image from an ECS with data disks or a backup of an ECS.

Image creation is Free. Only OBS storage space or CSBS backups you used incur fees.

Product Advantages
  • Convenient

    You can create a private image from an ECS, BMS, or external image file, and use an image to create ECSs or BMSs.

  • Secure

    Images are stored in OBS buckets, ensuring high data durability.

  • Flexible

    Images can be easily managed through the management console or APIs.

  • Uniform

    Images can be used to uniformly deploy or upgrade applications, ensuring consistency in your application environments.

Application Scenarios
  • Enterprise Offices

  • Internet Startups

Enterprise Offices

Enterprise Offices

Applies to enterprise offices that need to import custom images (in VHD, VMDK, QCOW2, or RAW format) of existing services into the cloud for service migration and batch deployment of services.


Easy Import

Private images can be easily imported and services can be flexibly migrated.

Uniform Deployment

Services can be quickly deployed in batches.

High Durability

Multiple copies of images ensure 99.999999999% data durability.

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Internet Startups

Internet Startups

Applies to Internet startups that require a suite of images to create their own images for deploying services.


Multiple Images

Huawei Marketplace provides a variety of images to choose from.

Uniform Deployment

Services can be quickly deployed in batches.

Easy Customization

Images from Marketplace can be directly used or modified based on service requirements.

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  • Image Creation

    Private images can be created from an ECS, BMS, or an external image file.

  • ECS & BMS Creation

    Existing images can be used to create ECSs or BMSs.

Image Creation

ECS & BMS Creation

  • Image OS

    Mainstream OSs are available, such as Windows, Ubuntu, CentOS, and Debian.

  • Image Management

    Private images can be easily modified and deleted. System and data disk images can be shared with other tenants.

Image OS

Image Management

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