Goal: Download a QCOW2 image off of the internet and upload it into openstack.

Download the image, I’m using the FreeBSD 11.1 Image

Download python-openstackclient

Follow this guide to upload the image into glance


$ openstack image create --disk-format qcow2 --container-format bare --file ./FILENAME NAME_OF_IMAGE

Now the image is accessible in OpenStack

Show the image

$ openstack image list
$ openstack image show NAME_OF_IMAGE