[Openstack] possible to reset vm's password using cloud init and openstack metadata service?

Shake Chen shake.chen at gmail.com
Mon May 8 01:14:09 UTC 2017

if you want to reset password when vm running, you need use qemu guest

I think it is impossible thought cloud-init or metadata.

On Sat, May 6, 2017 at 5:04 AM, yang sheng <forsaks.30 at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi ALL
> I am running Openstack Liberty  with L2 provider network in test env with
> ceph rbd.
> VMs are booted from volume (create volume from image during creation) and
> using metadata service and cloud init to inject password/ sshkey, initial
> command and so on.
> I cloud reset password by deleting the vm (keep the root volume) then
> re-create using the same IP.
> I am wondering that is it possible to use cloud init / metadata service to
> reset password?
> Not sure if it is doable:
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Shake Chen
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