[ubuntu-cloud] [ec2ubuntu] Call for ideas for Ubuntu cloud / [UEC|EC2] images / cloud-init

Scott Moser smoser at ubuntu.com
Fri Oct 1 20:16:55 BST 2010

On Fri, 1 Oct 2010, Hedge Hog wrote:

> I'd like cloud-init kept as simple as possible and leave people to
> choose more specialized tools for cloud configuration and management,

I see the value of cloud-init's "magic" really to be in two places.
a.) modifying /customizing the behavior of an instance very early in boot,
   giving you the chance to change it before services  have started or
   other things have happened that are more difficult or time-consuming un-do.

   This includes bootstrapping into a more suitable configuration engine
   such as Puppet or chef.

   Right now, Mathiaz has done some good work to make it easy to integrate
   into a Puppet infrastructure.  But, because cloud-init allows you to
   modify the image early on, you can *insert* into an existing AMI code
   that would allow you to easily integrate into a Chef infrastructure.

b.) support cases where there is no chef or puppet or similar around.

More information about the Ubuntu-cloud mailing list