PRECONDITION

Today we see as use our instance to import a virtual image in AWS by VM Import

PROCEDURE

Upload our virtual image in a bucket S3.

Create a role in our account and edit the trust relationships with this code:

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Create a policy in this role:

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Do attention to this part of the code:

“arn:aws:s3:::disk-image-file-bucket”,
“arn:aws:s3:::disk-image-file-bucket/*”

Insert our s3 arn of the virtual machine.

Go to our instance, select the instance ->INSTANCE SETTINGS -> ATTACH IAM ROLE  and select our role.

We enter in the machine e create a file with this name: containers.json and paste this code:

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Do attention to insert our data.  So install the aws cli if it isn’t installed and check if the instance have the role :

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Now we can import the virtual image with this code:

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We replace the description, licenze value and region with our data. After this command, in the output we can read the ami id and, for check the progress we can use:

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This is the possible status:

  • active — The import task is in progress.
  • deleting — The import task is being canceled.
  • deleted — The import task is canceled.
  • updating — Import status is updating.
  • validating — The imported image is being validated.
  • validated — The imported image was validated.
  • converting — The imported image is being converted into an AMI.
  • completed — The import task is completed and the AMI is ready to use

When the process if finished, we can see our vm as AMI.

CONCLUSIONS

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