Create Virtual Compute Node Image

Introduction

A Virtual Compute Node image is an image template that provides the functionality to launch new nodes instances from your saved images. The image backups can be saved as a customized image with updated configurations.

Create an Image

To save an image of a Virtual Node, it must be powered down. For this, click on the Power Off under the Actions section.

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Once the respective Virtual Node state change to ‘Powered Off’ then click on the ‘Save Image’ under the Actions section.

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Enter the Name for your Image and click on Save Image button.

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A popup message will appear indicating that your image is being saved.

Note

Note: All the management operations will be disabled on this node while the image is being saved.

Manage your Image

To access your saved images, you need to click on the ‘Saved Images’ button at Manage Node page.

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Saved Image Actions

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Rename Saved Image

To rename your existing saved image, click on the ‘Rename’ under the Actions section. “Change Image Name’ window will be open, you need to specify the new name and click on ‘Update Image’ button.

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Delete Saved Image

To delete an existing saved image, click on the ‘Delete’ under the Actions section. A confirmation message will appear, click on the ‘Delete Image‘ button to confirm the deletion of saved image.

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Note

Deletion of the saved image is not allowed when it is associated with Scale group. Means, scale group count is greater than 0. You need to first terminate the associated scale group to delete the saved image.

Create New Node from Saved Images

  • To create a new node from the saved images, go to the saved images section.
  • Click on the ‘+ Create Node’ under the Actions section next to the same image from which you want to create a node.
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  • Select a plan of your choice from a wide range of suitable options for various requirements and proceed with creating your Node.
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Note

You can only create a same or a higher configuration node from your selected image.

Tip

  • If you want to keep the server associated with an image then image and server both will be chargeable.

All saved images are billed only for the disk space used i.e. at ₹ 4 per GB per month.(exclusive of 18% GST Rate).

  • Once you have selected the Node plan, then click the “Create” Button. It will take you to the final stage of the ‘Create Compute Node’ page.
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  • Here, you can specify the node name and additional options for the Node you’re creating. Click here to know more.
  • Once you have selected your options, click Create. It will take a few minutes to set up the Node and you will take to the ‘Manage Node’ page.

Create Scale Group from Saved Image

  • To create a new scale group from the saved images, go to the saved images section.
  • Click on the ‘+ Create Scale Group’ under the Actions section next to the same image from which you want to create a node.
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Note

You can only use C series and M series saved image to create a scale group and deleting of the saved image is not allowed when it is associated with Scale group

  • Select a plan of your choice from a wide range of suitable options for various requirements and proceed with creating your scale group.
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Hint

The compute node plan for the scale group can be different from the original plan used to create a saved image.

  • Once you have selected the plan, then click the “Create” Button. It will take you to the final stage of the ‘Create Scale Group’ page.
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  • Here, you need to specify the scale group name, scale parameters, scaling policy, and scaling period policy for the scale group you’re creating. Click here to know more.
  • Click the create scale button to launch scale group nodes with selected policy. It will take a few minutes to set up the scale group and you will take to the ‘Manage Application Scaling’ page.