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is a metadata service required?

asked 2021-01-09 02:56:53 +0300

vthyng gravatar image

updated 2021-01-09 02:58:42 +0300

If all I want cloudbase-init to do is expand the partition size, can I just disable metadataservices with: metadataservices=

Or if at least 1 metadata service is required or some meta data is required for ExtendVolumesPlugin, what would be required? I am using salt-cloud to provision a VM from template in my on premise vCenter. The provisioning is working just fine, but I get lots of errors during the metadata service steps since I have not established any metadata, and don't understand what that would be. And also my volume is not getting expanded to the size of the drive that was successfully provisioned larger (300GB).

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answered 2021-01-15 13:23:18 +0300

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There is a special metadata service, called EmptyMetadataService, which was created for this exact purpose: .

To use it, set in cloudbase-init configuration file:

Note that you can only use plugins that are metadata independent, like the ExtendVolumes, NTPPlugin. Also, any plugin will be executed at each boot.

Thank you,
Adrian Vladu

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