The UpCloud datasource consumes information from UpCloud’s metadata
service. This metadata service serves information about the
running server via HTTP over the address
169.254.169.254 available in
every DHCP-configured interface. The metadata API endpoints are fully
described in UpCloud API documentation.
Providing user data#
When creating a server, user data is provided by specifying it as
user_data in the API or via the server creation tool in the control panel.
User data is immutable during the server’s lifetime, and can be removed by
deleting the server.