OpenStack Compute (Nova)

Portable Configuration Drive

Registered by Paul Voccio on 2011-05-09

This proposal is to configure each VM with an additional small disk image that is formatted with a ISO9660, FAT32 or some other easily readable file system that can be mounted by all or most modern operating systems. The disk would be mountable by the hypervisor to write configuration data and files that the guest could then read or execute.

Initially, we would write metadata to to the drive that the guest could use to configure itself or provide a reference point in case of misconfiguration. The drive could also be the landing point for files that are injected to the instance at boot time.

Blueprint information

Status:
Complete
Approver:
Vish Ishaya
Priority:
High
Drafter:
Paul Voccio
Direction:
Approved
Assignee:
Christopher MacGown
Definition:
Approved
Series goal:
Accepted for diablo
Implementation:
Implemented
Milestone target:
milestone icon 2011.3
Started by
Thierry Carrez on 2011-06-15
Completed by
Thierry Carrez on 2011-08-23

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First appeared in diablo-4

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* Blueprints in grey have been implemented.