How to Pack a MED-V Image

A MED-V image must be packed before it can be added to a deployment package or uploaded to the server.

To create a packed MED-V image

  1. Click the Images management button.

  2. In the Images module, in the Local Packed Images pane, click New.

  3. In the Packed Image Creation dialog box, select the virtual machine image by doing one of the following:

    • In the Base image file field, type the full path to the directory where the Microsoft Virtual PC image prepared for MED-V is located.

    • Click Browse to browse to the directory where the Microsoft Virtual PC image prepared for MED-V is located.

  4. Specify the name of the new image by doing one of the following:

    • In the Image name field, type the desired name.

      Note
      The following characters cannot be included in the image name: space " < > | \ / : * ?

    A new packed image will be created.

-   From the drop-down list, select an existing name.

    A new version of the existing image will be created.
  1. Click OK.

    A new MED-V packed image is created on your host computer with the properties defined in the following table.

Note
In the Local Packed Images and Packed Images on Server panes, the most recent version of each image is displayed as the parent node. Click the parent node to view all other existing versions of the image.

Local Packed Images Properties

Property Description

Image Name

The name of the packed image as it was defined when the administrator created the image.

Version

The version of the displayed image.

Note

All previous versions are kept unless deleted.

File Size (compressed)

The physical compressed size of the image.

Image Size (uncompressed)

The physical uncompressed size of the image.

How to Install MED-V Client and MED-V Management Console

Using the MED-V Management Console User Interface

Creating a Virtual PC Image for MED-V