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Open Build Service – New Image Templates Page


The following article has been contributed by Björn Geuken, Web Developer Build Solutions Team, SUSE.




Not too long ago, the Open Build Service team announced the new Image Templates Page.

How to Get There

Now you might ask: What’s that? Well, have a look yourself. Just go to the Open Build Service main page and click on the newly added ‘New image’ icon or link.

Here you go!

The image template page is a place where you can find all kinds of pre-configured KIWI image configurations provided by other users and projects.

Are you just about to create a new image for your server to host your shiny new app? Or do you want to create a pre-configured openSUSE Leap 42.3 for your laptop? Then you might want to have a look at the new image template page. Maybe someone has already done the job!

Once you have found what you were looking for, select the template and click on the ‘Create appliance’ button. This will branch the image configuration into your personal OBS project, where you can customize it.

Read more about image templates in our OBS Documentation.

Contributing with Others

In case you find a bug or want to improve the template you have branched from, you can create a Submit Request like you would for any other OBS project.

Publish Your Own Templates

You can also provide your own image templates to other users. There are two ways to do this:

  • Submit your image template to a project that is already registered on the template page. Just create a Submit Request for the respective project.
  • Or register your templates project directly with us. Just have to write an email to

Enjoy checking out your first image template!


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Meike ChabowskiMeike Chabowski works as Documentation Strategist at SUSE. Before joining the SUSE Documentation team, she was Product Marketing Manager for Enterprise Linux Servers at SUSE, with a focus on Linux for Mainframes, Linux in Retail, and High Performance Computing. Prior to joining SUSE more than 20 years ago, Meike held marketing positions with several IT companies like defacto and Siemens, and was working as Assistant Professor for Mass Media. Meike holds a Master of Arts in Science of Mass Media and Theatre, as well as a Master of Arts in Education from University of Erlangen-Nuremberg/ Germany, and in Italian Literature and Language from University of Parma/Italy.