Image Management Service (IMS)

IMS provides public images by default. You can also create a private image and use it to create or replicate Elastic Cloud Servers (ECSs).

Create private images free of charge!
OBS usage is charged.


You can create a private image from an ECS or external image, and also use an existing image to create ECSs.


Multiple copies of private images ensure 99.999999999% data durability.


Images can be easily managed through the Cloud Server Console or APIs.


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

Application Scenarios

  • Enterprise Offices

Enterprise Offices

Enterprise Offices

Applies to enterprise offices that have requirements for importing custom images (in VMDK, VHD, QCOW2 or ZVHD formats) 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 private images ensure 99.999999999% data durability.

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Function Description

Image Creation

Private images can be created by using ECSs or external images.

ECS Creation

Existing images can be used to create ECSs.

OS Images

Images of mainstream OSs, such as Windows, Ubuntu, CentOS, Debian, and OpenSUSE are available.

Image Management

Private images can be created, shared, modified, or deleted.

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