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Allow Custom Images

Allow users to upload ISO's of Linux installations they would like to use. For instance, I was hoping to install Slackware 14; if users could upload their own ISOs you wouldn't have to keep adding distros as they wanted them.

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    Cora SykesCora Sykes shared this idea  ·   ·  Admin →
    Rusu IulianRusu Iulian shared a merged idea: Droplet creation proces  ·   · 
    Anonymous shared a merged idea: convert a VMDK to a Digital Ocean Droplet  ·   · 
    iskisk shared a merged idea: create droplets with our own images (ISO)  ·   · 
    Anonymous shared a merged idea: Own Os  ·   · 
    Fabrizio GiammatteoFabrizio Giammatteo shared a merged idea: It would be great to import KVM existing machines as droplets  ·   · 
    Alessandro BaccanelliAlessandro Baccanelli shared a merged idea: upload of vmware disk or vhd...It would be wonderful!!!  ·   · 
    Francesco ManconeFrancesco Mancone shared a merged idea: Allow people to upload custom Virtual Machines with their own application stack.  ·   · 
    AlexAlex shared a merged idea: Provide the ability to create a droplet from a VM.  ·   · 
    Meds DebMeds Deb shared a merged idea: esx / vmware  ·   · 
    Mitchell McMillanMitchell McMillan shared a merged idea: Add mailinabox as a 1-click install  ·   · 
    jmartinsjmartins shared a merged idea: Manjaro Net Editon (Archlinux Image)  ·   · 
    Anonymous shared a merged idea: Provide more of the popular Linux flavors such as openSUSE OR atleast allow users to create their own images or upload their ISOs  ·   · 
    JordanJordan shared a merged idea: With the deprication of Arch, is it possible to implement a way to upload custom images?  ·   · 
    Demet KayhanDemet Kayhan shared a merged idea: Add Debian 7.4 to the standard OS images list  ·   · 
    Anonymous shared a merged idea: Ability to send local image of virtualBox system to digitalocean cloud vps.  ·   · 
    李开元李开元 shared a merged idea: Allow to upload custom virtual disks  ·   · 
    Anonymous shared a merged idea: Add asterisknow ISO  ·   · 
    Anonymous shared a merged idea: Offer a bigger droplets images portfolio  ·   · 
    Ataliba TeixeiraAtaliba Teixeira shared a merged idea: Slackware Image  ·   · 
    Pascal MathisPascal Mathis shared a merged idea: Support own operating system images  ·   · 
    Raphael BastosRaphael Bastos shared a merged idea: Funtoo Linux  ·   · 
    Thomas FjellstromThomas Fjellstrom shared a merged idea: Ability to upload pre-installed system images  ·   · 
    Mathew KeetonMathew Keeton shared a merged idea: Ability to install your own OS such as windows?  ·   · 
    RazvanRazvan shared a merged idea: Bring gentoo image back  ·   · 
    ramziramzi shared a merged idea: i like to install image from iso  ·   · 

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      • TyrelTyrel commented  · 

        Please, please, this would be amazing! Also not just ISO's purhapse more importantly, I would really like to upload vms from vmware or virtual box.

      • Anonymous commented  · 

        This idea is oder then three years. I think it is not in the roadmap of DO

      • lechindianerlechindianer commented  · 

        With custom ISOs I would be able to install OpenBSD on a DigitalOcean server... That would be great!
        I'll wait for the announcement that DO offers OpenBSD / ISO upload on bsdnow.tv :)

      • Shawn WoodburyShawn Woodbury commented  · 

        This really needs to be done to keep D.O. competitive with other services. Right now they are lagging a bit behind others as I see many many services like them with this option as a default. I am looking for a place to upload some Slackware templates and unfortunately it will not work here. I have wasted 10 bucks and I am not really happy now. I will have to go to a competitor now to get what I need.Based on this fact alone I will ot be recommending D.O. as a serious place for business to my friends or customers.

      • Anonymous commented  · 

        +1
        Being able to upload your own image is very important, why this isnt a feature simply baffles me.

      • kvermeerkvermeer commented  · 

        This feature, along with what is currently feature #5, are critical to fixing the vendor lock-in problem at DigitalOcean.

        If these features were available, I would unhesitatingly start up services at Digital Ocean and make regular downloads, uploading the ISOs through this proposed interface. I would occasionally look around and see if there were competitive services that were better than DO, and yes, I would take my disk images elsewhere if something better came up.

        Currently, there aren't really better options, so DO would loose no business by doing this, and could gain customers by accepting images exported from Amazon, Linode, or other providers who offer this feature! However, until the lock-in is removed, I will be reluctant to spin up droplets knowing that I can never download the result or or upload it outside of the built-in interface.

      • Chad J. MiliosChad J. Milios commented  · 

        Three and a half years later, how are we coming on this one?

      • Anonymous commented  · 

        With this people can load BSD and Windows instances too. DO can focus on giving reliable, performing platform where any OS can be used.

      • Anonymous commented  · 

        I really think this would be helpful. This could really set you guys even further apart from the competition than y'all already are.

      • EldemTREldemTR commented  · 

        People moving to Vultr because it gives more. People don't realize the time and money it costs to bring new features.

        In my opinion, a custom ISO would be great.

      • Rusu IulianRusu Iulian commented  · 

        Should have an option to upload you virtual image file eg: xen server image virtula box etc.

      • Anonymous commented  · 

        Only reason why I'm not using DO yet...

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