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    We haven’t posted for a while but here is a problem we cannot seem to work out.

    We have a fully functioning VMware Integrated Openstack Install and we want to use Cloud-init to inject passwords.

    We are using the VMware hypervisor so we cannot use the KVM images that are already setup for Openstack.

    All we want to do is have Centos, Ubuntu and Debian Images with preset passwords and then on first login be forced to change the password.

    We can create a VMware image then export as an .ova and import into glance and all that works fine. If we could add user-data to that image before we export as an .ova then when the instance boots the customer is provided with the pre installed password but they are forced to change the password on first login. How would this be done?

    Secondly how would be manage this so that a random hostname is created on each instance provision?

    I guess all we want is the following:-

    * Have a pre-configured password for all instances
    * Force password change on first login
    * Assign Random hostname
    * Remove all information specific to the initial VM so the customer gets a clean instance.

    I am sure all this can be achieved with Cloud-init but we cannot see how to do it. We have tried but cloud-init wants to always get metadata from the openstack metadata service. Is it possible for cloud-init to get information locally?

    We would be will to pay someone to get this working as per our requirements as currently we are manually setting up Instances and providing passwords.

    If someone is will be spend time doing this we can provide more detailed information and contact details via PM

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