[openstack-dev] [nova][glance] Future of nova's image API

Joe Gordon joe.gordon0 at gmail.com
Mon Aug 5 19:11:49 UTC 2013

On Fri, Aug 2, 2013 at 7:07 PM, Christopher Yeoh <cbkyeoh at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi Joe,
> Am on my phone so can't find the links at the moment but there was some
> discussion around this when working out what we should leave out of the v3
> api. Some people had concerns about exposing the glance api publicly and so
> wanted to retain the images support in Nova.
> So the consensus seemed to be to leave the images support in, but to
> demote it from core. So people who don't want it exclude the os-images
> extension.
> Just as I write this I've realised that the servers api currently returns
> links to the image used for the instance. And that won't be valid if the
> images extension is not loaded. So probably have some work to do there to
> support  that properly.

This sounds like part of a bigger question for V3 API.  Can someone
actually run nova with just the core API?

> Regards,
> Chris
> On Sat, Aug 3, 2013 at 6:54 AM, Joe Gordon <**joe.gordon0 at gmail.com**
> ="mailto:joe.gordon0 at gmail.com">> wrote:
>> Hi All,
>> even though Glance, has been pulled out of Nova years ago, Nova still has
>> a images API that proxies back to Glance.  Since Nova is in the process of
>> creating a new, V3, API, we know have a chance to re-evaluate this API.
>> * Do we still need this in Nova, is there any reason to not just use
>> Glance directly?  I have vague concerns about making Glance API publicly
>> accessible, but I am not sure what the underlying reason is
>> * If it is still needed in Nova today, can we remove it in the future and
>> if so what is the timeline?
>> best,
>> Joe Gordon
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