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 is a project that provides services and associated libraries to store, browse, share, distribute and manage bootable disk images, other data closely associated with initializing compute resources, and metadata definitions.

Use the following resources to learn more:


To learn how to use Glance's API, consult the documentation available online at:


For information on how to contribute to Glance, please see the contents of the CONTRIBUTING.rst in this repository.

Any new code must follow the development guidelines detailed in the HACKING.rst file, and pass all unit tests.

Further developer focused documentation is available at:


To learn how to deploy and configure OpenStack Glance, consult the documentation available online at:

In the unfortunate event that bugs are discovered, they should be reported to the appropriate bug tracker. You can raise bugs here:

Other Information

During each design summit, we agree on what the whole community wants to focus on for the upcoming release. You can see image service plans:

For more information about the Glance project please see: