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Sporadic set password metadata failures

asked 2015-04-07 00:06:48 +0300

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Get this error sporadically building windows 2012r2 systems with latest cloudbase init package.

Any thoughts? Any more info needed for debug? This is on juno release(rackspace release)

2015-04-06 20:33:23.865 1828 WARNING cloudbaseinit.plugins.common.setuserpassword [-] Using admin_pass metadata user password. Consider changing it as soon as possible 2015-04-06 20:33:23.865 1828 INFO cloudbaseinit.plugins.common.setuserpassword [-] Setting the user's password 2015-04-06 20:33:23.990 1828 INFO cloudbaseinit.plugins.common.setuserpassword [-] Password succesfully updated for user Admin 2015-04-06 20:33:23.990 1828 INFO cloudbaseinit.plugins.common.setuserpassword [-] Cannot set the password in the metadata as it is not supported by this service

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answered 2015-04-07 16:49:20 +0300

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If you are using, for example, config-drive metadata service(which is read-only), the password cannot be exposed to the OpenStack backend and made available to the user.

As a suggestion to solve this issue, I suggest you to set a password for the instance in advance and in this case it doesn't need to be generated by cloudbase-init. You can find more details on how to set the password in this thread

Hope it works!

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