Here's a video of my workshop on the OpenStack Metadata Service at the Austin OpenStack Summit.

Although it was a live hands-on workshop, the first 20-minutes provide the historical context for all current public/private clouds' metadata services.

Correction: I mention that the OpenStack config-drive is turned on by default in Nova. This is not true. One must ensure the following flag is set in /etc/nova/nova.conf on the nova-api server:

force_config_drive = True

If config-drive is set to false or not set at all, one can force it by using the --config-drive flag on boot:

nova boot --config-drive true --image my-image-name --flavor my-flavor myinstance

I will be posting all my cloud-init content from this workshop in some upcoming posts.


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