use cloudinit like user data in vsphere compute ressource
as a vsphere user, i would like to use the customisationspec feature of vsphere from foreman
that means applying a user_data template and have it applied when deploying a vmware vm from template
changes need to be done at the following level
-rbvmomi to pass additional options
-foreman to handle user_data and pass it to setComputePowerUp in app/models/concerns/orchestration/compute.rb
note rbvmomi will need some slight modifications as the current code doesnt make use of all the customspec options. Still, no modifications is currently required there nor at fog
#5 Updated by Lukas Zapletal almost 4 years ago
VMWare has actually special cloud-init limited scope support, it
does not pass the cloud-init into the image as-is, but rather converts
it into individual actions referred as Custom Spec in VMWare docs.
Only some fields are converted, the rest is unused. It does not accept
"call home" wget/curl call therefore VMWare VMs initialized with
cloud-init stays in build mode forever. This is known limitation.