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userdata plugin loaded but doesn't seem to run

asked 2015-01-21 12:17:41 +0300

james_shaw gravatar image


Running Openstack Icehouse and i have deployed a windows 7 image with cloudbase-init installed. I am passing the following user_data through:

rem cmd start "C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer" IEXPLORE.EXE

This data is accessible from the metadata url inside the vm however nothing is executed. The cloudbase init logs just says

"Executing pluging "UserDataPlugin""

Is there anything else i can try in order to debug this issue


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answered 2015-01-23 18:06:12 +0300

ader1990 gravatar image


"rem" command is used to put a comment in a batch file

A valid command script would be:

rem cmd

start "C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer" IEXPLORE.EXE

You should also take into consideration that the user-data script is ran under the user cloud-init.

Hope it helps.

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