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Re: Adding a Glance image via API without POSTing the image data?
> I think this is a slightly different (but related) use case. In this
> case the user wants to add an image to the configured Glance store
> through the web front-end performing the same task as 'glance add
> name="foo" is_public=true < blah.tar.gz' in the CLI.
> Ideally Horizon would provide a UI that allows the user to specify an
> image location URL and then optionally a check box for "upload to
> image store" or something along those lines.
A-ha, I see what you mean.
AFAIK that mode of upload separate to the image POST is not currently
supported, but it would be quite straightforward to add say support
for a header that identifies an image location for glance to retrieve
from (as opposed to just recording the external location).
where URI is a HTTP, S3, or Swift location that's accessible to the
glance API service.
Would that address your use-case, Gabriel?
> On Feb 7, 2012, at 2:09 PM, Eoghan Glynn wrote:
> >> The Horizon team is looking at adding a first-pass implementation
> >> of
> >> image upload before the Essex release, and we'd really like to
> >> bypass the problems associated with, say, passing a 700MB Ubuntu
> >> image through the user's browser to a web server and then across
> >> to
> >> Glance...
> >> So the question is this: is there a way to add an image to Glance
> >> via
> >> the API *without* passing the image data in via the POST body?
> >> Options might include specifying a Swift object for the image, or
> >> a
> >> download URL...
> > Hi Gabriel,
> > Check out the X-Image-Meta-Location header which allows a
> > pre-existing
> > HTTP, S3, Swift or 'file://' image location to be specified.
> > The result is that the image content is not uploaded to glance,
> > instead
> > the external location is relied upon.
> > Cheers,
> > Eoghan
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