Is it possible to create custom OS Template / Image ?

July 7, 2015 8k views
VPN Chef CentOS

Can I create custom OS Template / Image on Digital Ocean where it should have pre-installed some packages on my need. ie; A OS Template with already installed OpenVPN. So I just create a new droplet with my custom OS Template, so that there is no need to install openvpn everytime I create a droplet.

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Yes it is! Here is how to do it.

  1. Create a new droplet and install and configure the software you want in your image.
  2. Power off your droplet
  3. In the control panel click on your droplet then on "Snapshots" and take a snapshot.

This snapshot image can now be used to create new droplets that are clones of the one you used to create it. By default this image will only be available in the same region (data center) as the one it was created from. You can distribute it to more regions via the IMAGES section of the control panel.

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