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how to boot an instance with always the same ip and hostname

asked 2013-07-16 11:38:15 -0500

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How can I boot a specific image so that it always will get the same hostname and ip.


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answered 2014-02-05 06:32:38 -0500

nova cli provides optional --nic attribute with following parameters which you can use to allocate same IP during boot.

--nic <net-id=net-uuid,v4-fixed-ip=ip-addr,port-id=port-uuid> Create a NIC on the server. Specify option multiple times to create multiple NICs. net-id: attach NIC to network with this UUID (required if no port-id), v4 -fixed-ip: IPv4 fixed address for NIC (optional), port-id: attach NIC to port with this UUID (required if no net-id)

For associating hostname, you can use the init-script or use --file option as follows

--file <dst-path=src-path> Store arbitrary files from <src-path> locally to <dst- path=""> on the new server. You may store up to 5 files.

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