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Creating ECSs Using Images


You can create an ECS using a public or private image.

The difference is as follows:

  • If you use a public image, the created ECS contains only the OS and pre-installed public applications. You need to install your private applications as required.
  • If you use a private image, the created ECS contains the OS, pre-installed public applications, and your private applications.


  1. Log in to the management console.
  2. Under Computing, click Image Management Service.
  3. Click Public Image or Private Image to display the image list.
  4. Locate the row that contains the target image and click Apply for ECS in the Operation column.
  5. For how to create an ECS, see the Elastic Cloud Server User Guide.