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From Marc-Aurèle Brothier <ma...@exoscale.ch>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS] Config Drive: Using the OpenStack format?
Date Fri, 19 May 2017 13:33:31 GMT
Hi Widoo,

That sounds like a pretty good idea in my opinion. +1 for adding it

Marco


> On 19 May 2017, at 15:15, Wido den Hollander <wido@widodh.nl> wrote:
> 
> 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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