When I tried the same thing for SoftLayer, it's not working.
I have to wait approx 5 min till the vm is in RUNNING status to get
the nodeMetaDataSet response from CREATENODESINGROUP. Any suggestions?
I'm afraid I don't know enough about the details of the SoftLayer provider implementation to be able to give any immediate suggestions :-( Perhaps the API call is simply blocking for that amount of time (i.e. there's maybe no SSH calls going on)..?
I hope someone on the list with more knowledge of the SoftLayer provider is able to help!