This datasource reads metadata, vendor-data and user-data from Oracle Compute Infrastructure (OCI).
OCI provides bare metal and virtual machines. In both cases, the platform identifies itself via DMI data in the chassis asset tag with the string ‘OracleCloud.com’.
Oracle’s platform provides a metadata service that mimics the 2013-10-17 version of OpenStack metadata service. Initially support for Oracle was done via the OpenStack datasource.
- Cloud-init has a specific datasource for Oracle in order to:
allow and support future growth of the OCI platform.
address small differences between OpenStack and Oracle metadata implementation.
The following configuration can be set for the datasource in system
The settings that may be configured are:
configure_secondary_nics: A boolean, defaulting to False. If set to True on an OCI Virtual Machine, cloud-init will fetch networking metadata from Oracle’s IMDS and use it to configure the non-primary network interface controllers in the system. If set to True on an OCI Bare Metal Machine, it will have no effect (though this may change in the future).
An example configuration with the default values is provided below:
datasource: Oracle: configure_secondary_nics: false