The Glance project provides services for discovering, registering, and retrieving virtual machine images. Glance has a RESTful API that allows querying of VM image metadata as well as retrieval of the actual image.
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====== Glance ====== Glance is a project that defines services for discovering, registering, retrieving and storing virtual machine images. The discovery and registration responsibilities are handled by the `glance-registry` component while the retrieval and storage responsiblities are handled by the `glance-api` component. Quick Start ----------- If you'd like to run trunk, you can clone the git repo: git clone firstname.lastname@example.org:openstack/glance.git Install Glance by running:: python setup.py build sudo python setup.py install By default, `glance-registry` will use a SQLite database. If you'd like to use MySQL, or make other adjustments, you can modify the glance.cnf file (see documentation for more details). Now that Glance is installed, you can start the service. The easiest way to do that is by using the `glance-control` utility which runs both the `glance-api` and `glance-registry` services:: glance-control all start Once both services are running, you can now use the `glance` tool to register new images in Glance. glance add name="My Image" < /path/to/my/image With an image registered, you can now configure your IAAS provider to use Glance as its image service and begin spinning up instances from your newly registered images.