Why cannot we add an image on horizon

asked 2012-07-16 10:45:17 -0600

gongysh gravatar image

Hi, I know we can snapshot an instance. But why not add 'create an image' feature, just like the way we do 'glance add' into horizon?

Thanks Yong Sheng Gong

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answered 2012-07-16 19:01:22 -0600

gabriel-hurley gravatar image

There are various means available for adding images to the system currently, including adding an image that is accessible via a web URL. By and large the only method not supported is uploading an image directly to the dashboard to be added to Glance, and the reason for this is the difficulty of dealing with very large file uploads in a manner that both provides a good user experience and is secure. Flat out allowing multi-GB file uploads is a terrible idea (denial of service attacks become trivial at that point). The requisite piece is a rich upload connection directly the image store. When that gets worked out we'll push forward on this feature.

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