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From Wido den Hollander <w...@widodh.nl>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS] Config Drive: Using the OpenStack format?
Date Tue, 30 May 2017 09:15:45 GMT

> Op 26 mei 2017 om 13:46 schreef Pierre-Luc Dion <pdion@cloudops.com>:
> 
> 
> Is this a format that would work for all hypervisor supported  by
> cloudstack? Because openstack is highly focus on kvm.
> 

I assume it will since it's just a Virtual CD-Rom attached to a VM. That will work regardless
of the Hypervisor.

Wido

> Also,did anyone verified if that would work for coreos and
> cloudbase-init(cloud-init for Windows)
> 
> Otherwise I like the idea of removing the VR dependency.
> 
> Le 22 mai 2017 7:40 AM, "Nux!" <nux@li.nux.ro> a écrit :
> 
> > +1 using openstack format
> >
> > --
> > Sent from the Delta quadrant using Borg technology!
> >
> > Nux!
> > www.nux.ro
> >
> > ----- 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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