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how to build the metadata server.

asked 2016-04-16 05:49:55 +0300

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Now i install the cloud-init in the windows, but i don't know how to build the metadata server and Specify the metadata server on the windows.

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answered 2016-04-18 12:30:37 +0300

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updated 2016-04-18 12:33:13 +0300


Can you give some more details on your use case? For example, if you use a VM management system like OpenStack or CloudStack. The metadata providers supported for cloudbase-init are presented here:

Thanks, Adrian.

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Now the situation is that I created a VM on the OpenStack, and would like t through the cloudinit change the VM‘hostname configured as the name of this VM automatically.

quanquan gravatar imagequanquan ( 2016-04-18 18:52:48 +0300 )edit

But the file didn't tell me ,how to install the metadata server and send the hostname’parameter to the VM which install cloudinit.

quanquan gravatar imagequanquan ( 2016-04-18 18:54:40 +0300 )edit

There are multiple configurations for the metadata server, metadata delivery and metadata consumption in OpenStack. From an OpenStack deployment perspective, nova handles the metadata generation. Neutron handles the routing part in the case of the metadata being exposed through a webserver.

avladu gravatar imageavladu ( 2016-04-19 20:49:16 +0300 )edit

Cloud-init and cloudbase-init consume the metadata, using it to provision the machine. The metadata in OpenStack can be also exposed through an attached disk to the vm, the so called config drive. Make sure you have the proper metadata setup in both nova and neutron.

avladu gravatar imageavladu ( 2016-04-19 20:53:13 +0300 )edit

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