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From Ahmad Emneina <>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS] Packaging password/ssh reset scripts
Date Mon, 04 Feb 2013 18:51:02 GMT
+1 cloud-init is the way to go IMO. It's also supported as long as the vm
can query its respective virtual router/dhcp server, since thats where
cloudstack places the user/meta data.

On Mon, Feb 4, 2013 at 3:35 AM, Wido den Hollander <> wrote:

> On 02/03/2013 12:44 PM, David Nalley wrote:
>> Hi folks:
>> One of the discussions that came up while we were in Ghent was whether
>> or not to package the SSH key reset and password reset utilities, or
>> whether we should focus our PW/SSH efforts on cloud-init.
>> The points for consideration are essentially:
>> * If we begin packaging them, they will be expected to be maintained
>> over the long term - are we as a project ready to do that?
>> * Do we keep the scripts in the repo, or perhaps consider adding a
>> separate repo for the scripts themselves. (This would make it easier
>> for distribution packagers to consume - and even if they don't wish to
>> package all of CloudStack - packaging the scripts themselves would be
>> substantially easier.
>> * cloud-init has CloudStack support IIRC, does it make sense to adopt
>> that rather than doing our own thing, or perhaps to elect one as the
>> primary method.
> +1 cloud-init
> We want CloudStack to be accepted by more and more users and they probably
> want to use cloud-init.
> cloud-init has cool Puppet and Chef plugins as well which make it very
> easy to get it all up and running.
> Do we have full cloud-init support yet? Are we able to pass "User Data" to
> a VM?
> I think it would be wise to support cloud-init and do not use our own
> custom, homegrown scripts.
> This makes it also easier for companies to make templates which work on
> OpenStack and CloudStack. Interoperability!
> Wido

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