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Where can I find use cases for glance ?

asked 2014-04-29 12:24:07 -0600

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updated 2014-04-30 02:43:20 -0600

What are the scenarios and use cases driving glance requirements ? How is glance used in real world ?

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What type of metadata do people use for image storage, discovery and retrival ? Swift provides some metadata capabilities but I am guessing it is not enough mandating the need for something like glance on top.

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answered 2014-04-30 02:39:15 -0600

I use image metadata in order to let Openstack know about the adaptertype for that particular disk or for example for the hypervisor type that specific image will be spawned on:

glance image-update --property hypervisor_type="kvm" <img_ID>
glance image-update --property vmware_adaptertype="lsiLogicsas" <img_ID>
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answered 2014-04-29 13:14:18 -0600

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People in the real world are using Glance as an image repository for their OpenStack deployments. If you're looking for more than that, can you expand on your question a bit? What exactly are you looking for?

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