Predefined constraints using metadata

This mechanism enables a service to be runn on a machine having matching metadata configured in the metadata parameter of the coreos.fleet section. Metadata can be used to describe a member properties such as disk type, region, platform, and special member property like exposed public IPs and so on. Since it is provided as a multiple key-value pair, the flexibility it provides is immense for defining a member.

The metadata can then also be used to associate services to be run on those members. For instance, we can say that a particular service is supposed to run on members that are running in a particular region and/or having a particular disk type and/or having a particular member type (bare metal, cloud, ...

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