[openstack-dev] [Openstack] Openstack NOVA and Metadata.

Gabe Westmaas gabe.westmaas at RACKSPACE.COM
Sat Sep 1 02:55:11 UTC 2012

Its in the instance_metadata table in the nova db.

From: Trinath Somanchi [mailto:trinath.somanchi at gmail.com]
Sent: Friday, August 31, 2012 9:15 PM
To: Anne Gentle
Cc: OpenStack Development Mailing List; openstack at lists.launchpad.net
Subject: Re: [openstack-dev] [Openstack] Openstack NOVA and Metadata.

Hi Guys-

Thanks a lot for the replies,

One more doubt.

Where is this metadata stored in the Nova Database.

Please help me understand the same.

On Sat, Sep 1, 2012 at 12:16 AM, Anne Gentle <anne at openstack.org<mailto:anne at openstack.org>> wrote:
>> Though I have too many questions, I'm in need of these since, Want to
>> understand the ROLE of metadata concept?
> The role is simple - you can set metadata on a server, and retrieve it later
> if you wish.
Let's say you're creating a web interface, like a dashboard, that
talks to the Compute API. You might want to let your users assign
"tags" to their servers like "LAMP" or "WAMP" or "production" or
"testarea" - metadata could be used for that use case.

Hope this helps.

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