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Proxmox 5.4 and Windows Server 2019

asked 2019-05-25 14:37:28 +0300

anonymous user



I'm trying to get cloudbase to work with Proxmox 5.4 and Windows Server 2019. But somehow its not changing the network settings and its generating a new password everytime, so I cannot even login to my template anymore.

Any idea when this is supported?

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answered 2019-05-31 09:35:56 +0300

lpetrut gravatar image

updated 2019-05-31 09:44:43 +0300


Proxmox attaches config drive images that expose the instance metadata in an Openstack compatible format, which we do support [1].

About the passwords: we have a plugin that sets passwords retrieved from the instance metadata. If none was provided, we'll just generate one, encrypt it and then try to pass it back to the metadata service - which works for some metadata services (e.g. the openstack one) but won't work when using config drive images (which are static).

You have a few options:

  • disable the password plugin so that cloudbase-init won't set passwords anymore

  • set a password using the instance metadata, which will be applied by cloudbase-init. you may use the "cipassword" flag for that

  • use certificate base authentication. Make sure that the winrm cloudbase-init plugins are enabled and then you may pass certificates using user data files. For that, you may use the "cicustom" flag.




Lucian Petrut

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