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how to create instances from web interface

asked 2014-02-11 10:48:01 -0500

black sensei gravatar image

I have managed to install openstack on VirtualBox running ubuntu 12.04 desktop as VM using devstack script.I am running Havana. I have created an image using a .vdi file from a Ubuntu Server VM I once created in VirtualBox. Since I came from AWS background I tend to think of OpenStack as a "private AWS" . I have not seen on the web interface any indication of creating an instance from my own images or any existing images. However I have seen lots of command line resource online for lauching/creating instances.

Kindly shed the light

Thank you

PS: I do not have enough privilege to post an image, I would have shared the interface am looking at

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did you install the dashboard ? Rest of the things are self explanatory.

dheeru gravatar imagedheeru ( 2014-02-11 10:55:14 -0500 )edit

Hello Excuse my question, is the dashboard different from the web interface? because I a left navigation column with two tab :"project" and "admin" .with the admin tab I have :"OverView, Hypervisors,Instances, Volumes, Flavors, Images, Default,System Info". when I click on license

black sensei gravatar imageblack sensei ( 2014-02-12 02:47:05 -0500 )edit

When I click on Instance link, it opens All Instances page, with a project/name combobox, a filter search textbox, and a filter button. Under that, there is an empty table/grid starting with : "Project,Host etc " column. on the grid bottom bar, there is "Displaying 0 items".

black sensei gravatar imageblack sensei ( 2014-02-12 02:53:17 -0500 )edit

There is nothing like create Instance nor launch instance from image etc

black sensei gravatar imageblack sensei ( 2014-02-12 02:54:09 -0500 )edit

what are the components you have installed ? Dashboard and web-interfaces are same.

dheeru gravatar imagedheeru ( 2014-02-12 10:49:04 -0500 )edit

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answered 2014-02-17 00:19:26 -0500

You can launch instances from the project panel. You would have to run the following command if you wish to use your own images

glance image-create --name <any_name> --disk-format <formatOfTheImage> --container-format <container_type> --file <path_to_file_with_filename>

For more options and details about argument values use

glance --help
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