Preparing to share images

Before an image producer can share an image to one or more consumers, the producer must perform some preparatory steps:

  1. Create the image to be shared. This can be done by saving a snapshot of a cloud server or by importing an image.

  2. Obtain the UUID (also known as the image ID) of the image to be shared. The UUID is available from the API or the Cloud Control Panel.

  3. Get the tenant ID (also known as the DDI or customer number) of the consumer or consumers to whom the image will be shared. This is a numeric ID that the consumer can find in their Cloud Control Panel or by using the API.


    The target consumer must provide their tenant ID to the producer; the producer cannot search, browse, or otherwise discover a consumer’s unique ID.