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From Nux! <...@li.nux.ro>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS] Config Drive: Using the OpenStack format?
Date Mon, 22 May 2017 11:40:23 GMT
+1 using openstack format

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----- Original Message -----
> From: "Wido den Hollander" <wido@widodh.nl>
> To: "dev" <dev@cloudstack.apache.org>, "Kris Sterckx" <kris.sterckx@nuagenetworks.net>
> Sent: Friday, 19 May, 2017 14:15:28
> Subject: [DISCUSS] Config Drive: Using the OpenStack format?

> Hi,
> 
> Yesterday at ApacheCon Kris from Nuage networks gave a great presentation about
> alternatives for userdata from the VR: Config Drive
> 
> In short, a CD-ROM/ISO attached to the Instance containing the meta/userdata
> instead of having the VR serve it.
> 
> The outstanding PR [0] uses it's own format on the ISO while cloud-init already
> has support for config drive [1].
> 
> This format uses 'openstack' in the name, but it seems to be in cloud-init
> natively and well supported.
> 
> I started the discussion yesterday during the talk and thought to take it to the
> list.
> 
> My opinion is that we should use the OpenStack format for the config drive:
> 
> - It's already in cloud-init
> - Easier to templates to be used on CloudStack
> - Easier adoption
> 
> We can always write a file like "GENERATED_BY_APACHE_CLOUDSTACK" or something on
> the ISO.
> 
> We can also symlink the 'openstack' directory to a directory called 'cloudstack'
> on the ISO.
> 
> Does anybody else have a opinion on this one?
> 
> Wido
> 
> [0]: https://github.com/apache/cloudstack/pull/2097
> [1]:
> http://cloudinit.readthedocs.io/en/latest/topics/datasources/configdrive.html#version-2

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