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From Rajesh Battala <>
Subject RE: Image format supported by cloudstack
Date Wed, 20 Nov 2013 04:23:21 GMT
 xenserver/xcp  ---   VHD
 KVM                   ---   qcow2
 Esx/VSphere     ---   ova
 HyperV              ---   VHD
On any Hypervisor installing OS with ISO is supported, but root disk format will be created
w.r.t hypervisor supported format mentioned above.

Rajesh Battala

-----Original Message-----
From: manas biswal [] 
Sent: Wednesday, November 20, 2013 9:38 AM
Subject: Re: Image format supported by cloudstack

Good day..... The image formats depends upon the Hypervisor you used.
If it is XenServer/XCP then the image format is VHD and for KVM it is .img . It is nothing
to do with Cloudstack. As XenServer/XCP keeping the virtual harddisks in .VHD format in attached
NFS repository. Also in CloudStack for primary and secondary storage NFS storage has been
used.You can import an existing .vhd file to CloudStack. Normally .VHD files are bigger than
the actual Operting System (OS) space. As VHD is the complete harddisk that includes both
OS spcae + empty space.

On Tue, Nov 19, 2013 at 11:06 PM, Sanjay Tripathi <> wrote:
> Answers inline.
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: jitendra shelar []
>> Sent: Tuesday, November 19, 2013 10:04 PM
>> To:;; issues- 
>> Subject: Image format supported by cloudstack
>> Hi Team,
>> Can somebody please tell me which all image format are supported by 
>> the cloudstack?
> From the CloudStack UI, you can get the guest OS list in "register template"/"register
ISO" form page, or try the API "listOsTypes" to get the complete list.
>> And do cloudstack (version 4.0 and 4.2)  provide support for windows 
>> 7, Windows 2012, Ubuntu 12 and Ubuntu 13 ISO?
> CloudStack supports all the mentioned guest OS. Only for Ubuntu 13, you need to register
the template/ISO under "Other Ubuntu" guest OS type.
>> Thanks,
>> Jitendra
> --Sanjay

Thanks and Regards
Manas Ranjan Biswal
Research Scientist,
OpenTechnology Center,
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