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       mdata-put -- Set the value of a metadata key-value pair.


       /usr/sbin/mdata-put keyname [ value ]


       The  mdata-put  command  allows  the user (or a script) to modify the metadata for a guest
       instance running in a SmartDataCenter (SDC) cloud.   Metadata  values  are  generally  set
       programmatically  via  CloudAPI, or during interactive provisioning via a Web Portal.  The
       value of a key-value pair may be obtained by passing its name to the mdata-get command.

       The key-value pair named keyname will be updated in the metadata store for this  instance.
       If  a  value  argument  is  provided  on  the  command-line, then that value will be used.
       Otherwise, if stdin is not a tty, the value will be read from stdin.

       If the metadata service is unavailable at the time of the request, this command will block
       waiting  for it to become available.  Non-transient failures, such as the non-existence of
       the requested keyname, will cause the program to exit with a non-zero  status.   Depending
       on the nature of the error, some diagnostic output may be printed to stderr.


       The following exit values are returned:

            Successful completion.

            The requested keyname was valid, and its value was updated.

            An error occurred.

            An  unexpected  error  condition  occurred,  which  is believed to be a non-transient
            condition.  Retrying the request is not expected  to  resolve  the  error  condition;
            either a software bug or misconfiguration exists.

            A usage error occurred.

            Malformed  arguments  were  passed  to  the program.  Check the usage instructions to
            ensure valid arguments are supplied.


       mdata-delete(1), mdata-get(1), mdata-list(1)