Create Volume from Image

You can create a volume from an image. You can create bootable volumes to create new virtual machine instances that can use such volume as the root disk.

You must be a self-service user or an administrator to perform this operation.

To create a volume from an image, follow the steps given below.

  1. Log in to Clarity.
  2. Click Volumes and Snapshots in the left panel.
  3. Click Create New Volume seen on the top right corner.
  4. Select the Image option in Create From. Create Volume from Image
  5. Select the option for the required image from the list of images.
  6. Click Next.
  7. Enter the following details for the volume.

    Field Description
    Name Volume Name
    Description Volume description
    Volume Type Volume type is metadata that is used to provide additional properties when a volume is configured. Volume types are predefined by the cloud administrator. If no volume types have been defined, the default value is none.
    Size Volume size. When you create a volume from an image, the size must be equal to or greater than the size of the image from which you are creating the volume.
  8. Select the Bootable check box to create a bootable volume. This is an optional step.
  9. Click Next.
  10. Add metadata to the volume by entering a key-value pair. To add more metadata to the volume, click Add key-value metadata and enter a new key-value pair. Repeat the step as many times as necessary to add metadata.
  11. Click Create.

A volume is created successfully from the image. The volume can be attached to an instance. You can take a snapshot of the volume or upload the volume as an image.