This article describes how to edit various aspects of an existing Client Image using the Administrative UI.

Note: The Name of a Client Image cannot be changed/modified once it's deployed.


  1. Only the Primary Administrator or a User with the Create Image role can manage an existing Client Image.
  2. You must have created a Client Image in order to modify it. See: How to Clone a Cloud Server to Create a Client Image
  3. If setting the IOPS value for a disk with Provisioned IOPS Disk Speed, the IOPS value must fall within the rules for the disk speed in the data center location. See How do I Identify Hardware Specifications and Capabilities Available in a Data Center Location
  4. In MCP 1.0 Data Centers only, the following actions are prohibited in the UI, but are available via API:
    • Set the CPU Speed of a Client Image
    • Set Operating System (OS) of a Client Image
      • Note: The limitation affects changing the OS to support Windows Data Center versions of Guest OS Customization Client Images as described in Import Function Support for Microsoft Windows Operating Systems because there is no way to set the system to use the correct license key. Please use the API function to achieve the desired Client Image specifications as described in the "Edit Customer Image Metadata" function in the API 2 documentation.

Content / Solution:

How to Edit a Client Image

  1. Click on the Compute button and select Images and Applications from the drop-down menu:

  2. The Images and Applications page will be displayed. Click on the Client Images link under Image Type:

  3. The Client Images page will be displayed. Click on the Image you want to manage from the populated list. Click on the Actions button and select Edit Image from the drop-down menu:

  4. The Edit Image dialog will be displayed:

  5. You can edit various aspects of the Client Image:

    1. Description - Optional description. 
    2. CPU Speed - Select a CPU Speed from the drop-down menu
      1. Standard or High Performance. See Introduction to CPU Speeds (vCPU Classes)
    3. Operating System - Select a different Operating System to apply to the Client Image from the drop-down menu. 
      Note: When selecting a new Operating System, it is important to note that the desired OS must be within the same Family (UNIX/WINDOWS)
      and that the desired OS must be within the same OS Units Group. For more information on OS Units, see Introduction to OS Units

      Edit Only Updates CloudControl Metadata

      Note that editing the Operating System of a Client Image will update the CloudControl record of the OS type, which is used by the system in doing Guest OS Customization Deployment. However, edits to this information do NOT make changes to the image record in vCenter, so these changes will not be reflected if the image is exported. 

    4. Storage Speed and Disk IOPS - Click on the drop-down icon  next to the SCSI Controller where the disk whose Speed or IOPS you want to manage is located. Select a Disk speed, or new IOPS value from the drop-down menu of the desired disk:

      Note: Available Disk Speeds are: Standard, High Performance, or Economy. See Introduction to Cloud Server Local Storage ("Disks") and Disk Speeds
      Note: You can not set the Disk Speed for ISO/Floppy files. They will always be "Standard" speed. See Introduction to Cloud Server Local Storage ("Disks") and Disk Speeds

  6. Once the desired edits have been made, click the Save button:

    Note: When editing Disk Speed, you can select 'Apply All' from the manage gear to set the speed for all disks on a SCSI controller to the same Speed:

    Note: If you select Apply All for the Provisioned IOPS Disk Speed, you will have to set the IOPS of each disk.

  7. The system will display a success message:

  8. The edits will be applied to the Client Image. Click on the Image again to view change:

How to Manage Client Image Tags

  1. Click on the Image whose Tags you want to manage from the populated list. Click on the Actions button and select Manage Client Image Tags from the drop-down menu:

  2. The system will display the Manage Client Image Tags dialog:

  3. Add the desired Tag Key(s) to the Image:

    Note: For more information on Tagging, see Introduction to Tagging, Tag Keys and Tag Values

  4.  Once you have added the desired Tag Key (and Value if required), click the Add button to apply the Tag to the Image:

  5. Once you have applied the desired Tags to the Image, click the Save button to commit the changes:

  6. The system will display a success message:

  7. The Tag(s) will be applied to the Image. Click on the image to view the Tag:

    Note: To remove a Tag from a Client Image, see How to Remove Tags From your Cloud Assets