This topic lists the requirements for a Linux server to be captured and deployed by IBM® Cloud Infrastructure Center:
The Linux server that is used as the source of the captured image must meet the following criteria:
To prevent data loss, IBM Cloud Infrastructure Center supports only deploying an image to a disk larger than or equal to the source image's root disk size. The image's root disk size can be obtained by:
qemu-img info <image_path>
The virtual size in the output represents the size of the root disk. The following is an example for an image made from a server with a root disk size of 3.0G.
[root@tstcomp ~]# qemu-img info rhel77_scsi.qcow2 image: rhel77_scsi.qcow2 file format: qcow2 virtual size: 3.0G (3221225472 bytes) disk size: 1.4G cluster_size: 65536 Format specific information: compat: 1.1 lazy refcounts: false refcount bits: 16 corrupt: false