Image Customization (Image Properties)

OpenStack allows you to customize your image properties after uploading. You can change defaults for disk and network drivers, boot firmware, config drive, etc. Our defaults should work in most cases, but we will list recommendations below for different setups. You can manipulate image properties in the Cloud Control Panel (My images > Update image > Properties).

**We are aware of an issue that causes certain ISOs, including Windows, to not boot properly for OS installation. We have a manual workaround that can be applied upon request. If you see an error such as "no bootable device" when booting from an ISO, please open a support ticket. We are working on an automated fix.**

Windows ISOs - No Virtio Drivers

We recommend customizing your Windows ISOs with virtio drivers prior to install. However, Windows will run with less performance using the following image properties:

  • hw_disk_bus = ide
  • hw_vif_model = e1000


If your ISO requires UEFI to boot, add the property key hw_firmware_type and set it to uefi.

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