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Your Ceph question is probably answered by http://docs.ceph.com/docs/master/rbd/rbd-openstack/.

Yes, nova-compute uses Glance. nova.conf has a [glance] section. Yes, Cinder manages volumes. No, it doesn't boot anything; Nova does that. Yes, OpenStack services normally communicate via API (there are exceptions, such as Ceilometer getting samples directly over the message queue).

I suggest you get an introductory text about OpenStack and perform a manual installation. Most of the questions you have asked so far will be answered, and probably most of the questions you plan to ask in the future.

Your Ceph question is probably answered by http://docs.ceph.com/docs/master/rbd/rbd-openstack/.

Yes, nova-compute uses Glance. nova.conf has a [glance] section. .

Yes, Cinder manages volumes. No, it doesn't boot anything; Nova does that. that.

Yes, OpenStack services normally communicate via API (there are exceptions, such as Ceilometer getting samples directly over the message queue).

I suggest you get an introductory text about OpenStack and perform a manual installation. Most of the questions you have asked so far will be answered, and probably most of the questions you plan to ask in the future.

Your Ceph question is probably answered by http://docs.ceph.com/docs/master/rbd/rbd-openstack/.

Yes, nova-compute uses Glance. nova.conf has a [glance] section.

Yes, Cinder manages volumes. No, it doesn't boot anything; Nova does that.

Yes, OpenStack services normally communicate via API (there are exceptions, such as Ceilometer getting samples directly over the message queue).

I suggest you get read an introductory text about OpenStack and perform a manual installation. Most of the questions you have asked so far will be answered, and probably most of the questions you plan to ask in the future.