ISO images for virtual machines

Using AMI uploader

You can upload custom ISO images for virtual machines and bare metals using the AMI (Arclight Machine Image) uploader tool. But first you need to increase the PHP upload size to allow for larger images. You can do this by editing the php.ini file.

Follow the instructions given here.

Now register the storage pool with the following path in storage section (dashboard):


Upload the custom ISO using AMI uploader and it will be available in the storage pool.

With wget

You can simple wget the ISO image and upload it to the libvirt default storage pool /var/lib/libvirt/images/ directory. You will need to download the ISO files using a command such as wget. Find the URL of the ISO from from the vendor, for example

You will need to switch your user account to the root user: Navigate to the /var/lib/libvirt/images/ directory:

cd /var/lib/libvirt/images/

Use wget to download the file:


The ISO file will now show up in arclight.