Doc: Metadata service not documented

Bug #531571 reported by lid
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eucalyptus (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

There is no documentation about the metadata service. In particular, Eucalyptus and Canonical supplied images require the metadata service to be running for key injection and login. The metadata service is only running in MANAGED and MANAGED_NOVLAN modes. At very least, a prominent notice on the Eucalyptus image download page is needed so that those who have their installation configured in STATIC or SYSTEM modes don't waste their time trying to get the images to work.

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Neil Soman (neilsoman) wrote :


The Eucalyptus upstream will default to key injection if the metadata service is not available. On the UEC, key injection is turned off. The images on the Eucalyptus website will try the metadata service, but if you are running vanilla Eucalyptus, it will attempt to do key injection as well.

This need to be documented in the UEC documentation.


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Neil Soman (neilsoman) wrote :

I have added a note at the bottom of the Eucalyptus documentation

Changed in eucalyptus:
status: New → Fix Committed
Changed in eucalyptus (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
status: New → Confirmed
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Dustin Kirkland  (kirkland) wrote :

We should handle this as part of the 10.04 LTS UEC documentation refresh in the coming weeks.

summary: - Metadata service not documented
+ Doc: Metadata service not documented
Changed in eucalyptus:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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