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Re: Key injection failure on boot


Key name is the recommended method, but injecting it into the guest is not. The key should be downloaded from the metadata server using a guest process like cloud-init.


On Jan 11, 2013, at 10:20 AM, David Kranz <david.kranz@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Sometimes when I boot a bunch of vms seconds apart, using the key_name argument, some instance will not have its key injected.
> I found a bug ticket marked "won't fix" with a comment from Vish that key injection was for "developer convenience"[1]. Of course
> the  personality argument could also be used to inject the file. This is odd because key_name is a documented part of nova client, as the files
> mechanism. So what is the recommended way to do what the key_name argument is documented to do?
> I think if key_name is not intended to work it should be removed from nova client.
> -David
> [1] https://bugs.launchpad.net/nova/+bug/967994
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