How to store images into SWIFT from NOVA

Asked by Hugo Kou on 2010-11-18


I have 2 computer :

1.NOVA installed
2.SWIFT installed

but I don't have any idea how NOVA( get instance image from SWIFT(

my purpose is making a similar enviroment with eucalyptus(walrus) or EC2(S3)

I added a flag into nova-manage.conf like this

how can I reach my desire?

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gholt (gholt) said : #1

Ah, this is more a question for nova. I'll see if I can get this question moved over there.

David Pravec (alekibango) said : #2

Project glance is what you are asking for --

But note that swift is 'cold storage' system. So, images will be stored there - but they are not suitable for running virtual guests with it.

For reliable nova storage solution you should look at sheepdog support, thats probably one of best solutions:

Hugo Kou (tonytkdk) said : #3

Thanks David Pravec and gholt,

May I ask a question about Glance, is there have installaton and user guide for Glance? Or Glance still a bluesprint, dose it work in AustinRelease?

Best David Pravec (alekibango) said : #4

Hugo: glance project should have working code. I didnt test it, but its experimental version is (optionally) available in austin release.

Look here for glance page on launchpad:
There is some documentation in the code, but not much.
Probably best for you is asking online on IRC channel -- irc://

Jay Pipes (jaypipes) said : #5

Hi Hugo!

We're currently working heavily on Glance. Expect Swifit to be usable from Nova as the image store for the Bexar release (next release).

We'll have docs up by then too :)


Hugo Kou (tonytkdk) said : #6

Thanks David and Jay Could not connect

Hugo Kou (tonytkdk) said : #7

Thanks David Pravec, that solved my question.

Hugo Kou (tonytkdk) said : #8

sorry I know the reason. due to Mibbit