Operation with ISO images is available only if the administrator has activated this feature in the platform settings.

You can mount an ISO image to a virtual machine (VM). For example, you may need this to install your own operating system (OS). The ISO image can be uploaded from a public URL or a local computer.

If you install an OS on a VM from an ISO image, the following will not be available:

  • editing the password;
  • creating images;
  • running scripts.

To back up such a VM correctly, enter Virtual machines → select the VM → menu → VM parameters Fine-tuning settings Resources and limitsPartition to expansion and specify the partition where the root file system is located.

ISO images management

To connect an ISO image:

  1. Enter Virtual machines → select the VM →   menu → Mount ISO-image.
  2. Select a method for uploading the image:
    • Local file — select the image file in iso format on your local computer;
    • Image URL — enter the URL where the ISO image is available. The image can be available via HTTP(S) or FTP.
  3. If you are using an image from a local file, you can choose not to boot a VM from this image after connecting. To do this, disable the option Boot virtual machine from the ISO
  4. Specify Tags for the connected OS if this VM needs to run scripts. The script will run on the VM if at least one of its tags matches the OS tag.
  5. Click Upload image. If this is the first ISO image to be attached to this VM, it will be rebooted. After uploading, you can connect to the VM via VNC or SPICE. 

    To view the image upload process, click on the VM status. The upload indicator will open in the drawer. In this drawer, you can Cancel the download.

    If the ISO image is uploading from a local computer, the upload will be interrupted when the page is refreshed or closed in a browser.

To disconnect an ISO image:

  1. Enter Virtual machines → select the VM →   menu → Unmount ISO-image.
  2. Enable the OS has been reinstalled option if you have installed the OS from this ISO image.
  3.  Click Disconnect and restart. VMmanager will disconnect the ISO image and delete it. If the OS from the image was installed correctly, VMmanager will reboot the VM with the new operating system.

Upload manager

You can monitor and manage the process of uploading ISO images via the upload manager. To do this, click the icon in the right-hand menu.

Possible actions:

  • Cancel — cancel the image upload;

  • Delete — delete the upload record from the list;

  • Remove the completed uploads — delete all entries of completed uploads from the list.