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From Francesco Vollero <fvoll...@redhat.com>
Subject Re: [DELTACLOUD-INTERNAL] User data injection in VSphere
Date Wed, 20 Jul 2011 15:08:08 GMT
On Wed, Jul 20, 2011 at 10:02:22AM -0400, Hugh Brock wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 20, 2011 at 03:55:59PM +0200, Michal Fojtik wrote:
> > 
> > On Jul 20, 2011, at 3:52 PM, Hugh Brock wrote:
> > 
> > > On Wed, Jul 20, 2011 at 03:50:54PM +0200, Michal Fojtik wrote:
> > >> Hi,
> > >> 
> > >> to avoid many future questions how does this work I decide to write a simple
howto:
> > >> 

[snip]

> > > running in order for this to work?
> > 
> > Negative, VMWare tools are just needed to get IP address out of instance.
> > 
> >   -- Michal
> 
> Oh, that's really cool. How does the instance know to mount it?
>

Trough soap interface we tell to vmware what he had to mount, what kind of support (Floppy,
ISO, USB)
 
> So that says to me that you could use this mechanism to do all manner
> of data and config injection without requiring a config server at
> all. For example, if your guest was configured to look in a particular
> spot in the user data for a script, and that script installed VMWare
> tools, you wouldn't have to pre-install them in the image.
>
 
Exactly, you've just to add everything you need on the iso image and have a script to do the
dirty job.

Cheers,
Francesco

> --Hugh
> 
> -- 
> == Hugh Brock, hbrock@redhat.com                                   ==
> == Engineering Manager, Cloud BU                                   ==
> == Aeolus Project: Manage virtual infrastructure across clouds.    ==
> == http://aeolusproject.org                                        ==
> 
> "I know that you believe you understand what you think I said, but I’m
> not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant."
> --Robert McCloskey

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