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How to create OpenStack image of running instance?

  1. Stop the instance from either the UI or CLI.

    $ openstack server stop [instance UUID]
  2. Take a snapshot of the running instance.

    $ openstack server image create --name [snapshot name] [instance UUID]
  3. List the images and identify the UUID of the snapshot using the name given during creation.

    $ openstack image list

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