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Create Pre-configured Images

For faster deployment, you may want to start already pre-configured instances.

  1. Create a Genymotion instance and set it up with all the settings, tools and applications you need.
  2. From the EC2 Management console, select this instance and click on Actions > Image and templates > Create Image. This will create an AMI in the geographic zone where the instance was launched. You can find it in the Image > AMIs page.

    Use a custom image in another geographic zone

    To use your custom images on another geographic zone, select them in Image > AMIs and click on Actions > Copy AMI > Select the zone:

    Copy AMI

  3. When creating new instances, simply select the AMI you created from My AMIs:

    Custom instance

  4. Make sure to use similar settings, especially the same security group(s) or firewall rules, as the original instance:

    Change network

    Select group

  1. Create a Genymotion instance and set it up with all the settings, tools and applications you need.
  2. In Compute Engine, go to Snapshots and create a snapshot from this instance - it can be used as a base custom image.
  3. To create a new instance with this custom image, go to Create instance in Compute Engine and select the snapshot you created as the boot disk image.
  1. Create a Genymotion instance and set it up with all the settings, tools and applications you need.
  2. From ECS/Instances, select this instance and click on More > Disk and Image > Create Custom Image. This will create a custom image in the geographic zone where the former instance was launched.
  3. To create a new instance with this custom image, click Create an instance from the ECS Console in Overview.
  4. In the Image section, select Custom image and select the image you created from the drop down menu. This will create a launch an instance with the same settings and contents as the original instance:

Custom image

Use a custom image in another geographic zone

To use a custom image on another geographic zone, select the image in ECS/Images, then click on Copy Image > Target Region.

  1. Go to the Virtual Machine section, select the instance you wish to use as a template and click on Export Template:

    Export Template

  2. You can download the template as a .zip file, add it to your library or deploy it directly:

    Template options

  3. To use your new template, please refer to Use exported templates for details and instructions.

  1. Select the instance you wish to use as a template.
  2. From the instance dashboard, click More actions > Create Custom Image:

    Create Custom Image

    Note

    If this instance is running, it will be automatically shut down.

  3. Select the compartment and give a name to your custom image. Click Create Custom Image when done.

  4. From your instance dashboard (Compute > Instances), click Create instance:

    Create instance

  5. Setup your instance parameters like a new instance, but select Change image to use your Custom image:

    Select Custom image

  6. Select Custom image from the Image source drop-down list, the compartment where you saved your custom image and select the custom image from the list. Finally, click Select image:

    Get ready

  7. Finish setting up your instance and click Create when done.

This will create a new instance with the custom image you created in step 2.

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