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From Kelven Yang <>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS] Packaging password/ssh reset scripts
Date Mon, 04 Feb 2013 22:18:56 GMT

On 2/4/13 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.

Generally agree that if possible we should adopt third-party solution in
stead of to do everything ourselves. One thing to add is that does the
solution comes with support to Windows VM? We had a special package that
is for windows VM on password-reset.


>This makes it also easier for companies to make templates which work on
>OpenStack and CloudStack. Interoperability!

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