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how to troubleshoot 'nova get-password' returning a blank password


Per the instructions here:

When I attempt to retrieve the Admin password with the following command:

nova get-password <wininstance> <privatekeyfile>

It returns an empty string.

The article mentions that the HTTP metadata service needs to be up and running when the instance is created. I don't know how to check this directly, but I have verified that I can successfully inject the ssh key into linux instances that I've created. I'm assuming this uses the same HTTP metadata service, and if so, then the metadata service is working properly.

Any suggestions on how to further troubleshoot this?