How to associate profiles with an imageΒΆ

You can associate one or more profiles with a specific image. Instances that are created from the image will then automatically use the associated profiles in the order they were specified.

To associate a list of profiles with an image, add the profiles to the image configuration in the profiles section (see Edit image properties).

Use the lxc image edit command to edit the profiles section:

- default

Most provided images come with a profile list that includes only the default profile. To prevent any profile (including the default profile) from being associated with an image, pass an empty list.


Passing an empty list is different than passing nil. If you pass nil as the profile list, only the default profile is associated with the image.

You can override the associated profiles for an image when creating an instance by adding the --profile or the --no-profiles flag to the launch or init command (when using the CLI), or by specifying a list of profiles in the request data (when using the API).