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From David Nalley <da...@gnsa.us>
Subject Re: Cloudstack user-data empty for VMs
Date Thu, 05 Dec 2013 01:56:36 GMT
Yeah - it's definitely a work in progress - if you look at Dan Bode's
cloudstack_resources, he actually has a ton of additional work in a
different branch that hasn't yet been validated. It's on my list to
get around to that in the next few weeks. What you likely saw (esp if
it was my presentation) was a combination of Jason Hancock's work
around userdata and his fact - and then separately the resources and
types for CloudStack. There are some folks who use CloudStack's
records of hosts as a ENC - and that's where the 'Group=' stuff leaks
into the presentation - essentially they query for the host - and
parse the Group records and make catalog decisions off of that rather
than a fact. (Keep in mind the 'down side' of going the fact route, is
that essentially an attacker could pass any information back to puppet
and get anything in the catalog theoretically)

Please do submit a pull request for the userdata feature (feel free to
submit it against my repo or Dan's)

--David

On Wed, Dec 4, 2013 at 6:44 PM, Derek Cole <derek.cole@gmail.com> wrote:
> Well I started to post about getting something broken. I modified
> cloudstack_resources to take an argument for userdata. I was getting all
> kinds of issues with that, until I realized that the argument in userdata
> has to be base64 encoded. I fixed that, and now my VMs can get their
> metadata! I had seen a demo with this software at a puppet conference but
> it's become clear to me it's not exactly complete, so I have been fighting
> to learn ruby ever since to make things work.
>
> Thanks for the help.

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