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From Chiradeep Vittal <>
Subject Re: Do we still need to patch the SystemVM ISO on the management server?
Date Tue, 11 Sep 2012 20:10:01 GMT

On 9/11/12 12:55 PM, "Wido den Hollander" <> wrote:

>Currently the management server does some magic stuff with systemvm.iso
>like injecting keys into it with on boot.
>However, is this still required? I can't find any reference that we
>transfer this modified ISO from the management server to the Hypervisor,
>do we? As it seems the SSH keys are injected by the Agent and no longer
>by the management server.

The ssh keys are generated by the management server on first startup and
injected into the ISO.
This ISO is copied down to the XenServer (CitrixResourceBase.setupServer)
and mounted by the system vm.

When the system vm boots, it checks for this key and copies it into
authorized keys. See

>I'd like to get rid of this code as it seems to confuse people.
>"" is also part of the cloud-agent-scripts package which I
>don't want to have installed on a management server.
>I think it can be removed, but I'd just want conformation.

No, for the above reasons.

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