network should be optionally reconfigured on every boot

Bug #1765801 reported by Mike Gerdts on 2018-04-20
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Mike Gerdts

Bug Description

LP#1571004 made it so that networking is applied on the first boot of an instance. This makes sense in some cases, but not in others. In the case of Joyent's cloud, there is a need to support network reconfiguration on reboot.

The proposed approach is to add a new metadata key 'maintain_network'. This will default to False. When set to True, network settings will be applied PER_ALWAYS. SmartOS will begin to support the sdc:maintain_network key in its metadata service.

The SmartOS change is being tracked at .

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Mike Gerdts (mgerdts) on 2018-04-20
Changed in cloud-init:
assignee: nobody → Mike Gerdts (mgerdts)
status: New → Confirmed
Dan Watkins (oddbloke) on 2019-09-26
Changed in cloud-init:
status: Confirmed → In Progress

This bug is fixed with commit e8138959 to cloud-init on branch master.
To view that commit see the following URL:

Changed in cloud-init:
status: In Progress → Fix Committed

This bug is believed to be fixed in cloud-init in version 19.2-78. If this is still a problem for you, please make a comment and set the state back to New

Thank you.

Changed in cloud-init:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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