[Openstack] Is there any in-guest agent need to be installed on OpenStack Instances?

Thomas Goirand thomas at goirand.fr
Sat May 31 12:36:09 UTC 2014

On Sat May 31 2014 07:21:15 PM HKT, hossein zabolzadeh <zabolzadeh at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi,
> As the topic implied, in order to have better control over the instances,
> is there any agent software, that need to be installed on the openstack
> virtual machines?
> If so, what is the project name?!


If you use KVM as hypervisor, there's no need to
install any agent (while you do with Xen). However,
you do need cloud-init to have your instance fetch
things like you ssh public key from the metadata
server. This part has really become a standard, so
nothing Openstack specific here.

If you want to use a simple easily hackable script,
to build an image, I would suggest the
openstack-debian-images available from Debian Sid,
Testing and Wheezy backports (disclaimer: I'm the
author od this...).



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