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Can UserDataPlugin be used to add firewall rule on windows instance?

asked 2015-05-20 23:28:33 +0300

rmulay gravatar image

Hi - I am trying to use chef to bootstrap a windows VM on openstack. The issue I am running into is that chef needs winRM to work. I need to run the following command -

netsh advfirewall firewall add rule name="WinRM 5985" protocol=TCP dir=in localport=5985 action=allow

I have been reading about couldbase-init and how a PS script can be run on first boot using the UserDataPlugin. But I cannot seem to find where exactly I should specify the above command? says to pass it in as user_data but I cannot find any documentation that explains how this plugin works. Can someone explain? Will this approach work to create a firewall rule? Or if there is a better way to do this? Thanks!

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answered 2015-05-21 23:31:25 +0300

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I figured out how to do this from this article -

Now I wonder how I can add RDP access to public networks too...the current image I am using on openstack only allows RDP for private n/w. I may just post another question for this.

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