vmware datastore backend for images

asked 2014-08-21 07:23:50 -0600

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I have a openstack all-in-one on RHEL 7. I configured my glance-api.conf file to use a datastore from my vcenter as a backend for images. I restarted the glance-api service and it came up good with no errors, so I uploaded the image through the horizon dashboard, the image is a flat-VMDK of 2008R2 template. My questions are: 1) Where can I see the progress through the CLI of the openstack node of the uploading process? 2) Why can't I see the image being uploaded to the datastore via the vsphere client?

Thanks in advance!

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answered 2014-10-22 03:41:06 -0600

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Solved! Even though it wasn't a real problem...:) The progress can be seen through the controller server where Glance is installed on. Glance is firstly uploading the image to the /tmp folder in glance's server, and then uploads it to the glance backend(in my case a vmware datastore). Also, because my glance server had only 20GB of storage space, the upload failed because the image is 40GB. If any of the Openstack developers sees this, I think this is kind of a bug that the upload doesn't go straight to the backend...

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