[ec2-beta] Some suggestions
chuck.short at canonical.com
Wed Jan 21 13:13:44 GMT 2009
Thanks for the feedback.
On 00:27 Wed 21 Jan , Joel Natividad wrote:
> Its a great start! And coupled with the AWS Management Console, it should
> make Cloud Computing with Ubuntu a LOT easier.
> Some suggestions though to really set Ubuntu-EC2 apart:
> * Include ec2-ami-tools in image by default. It was very useful and I only
> got it when I installed the python-vm-builder-ec2. Its a must install when
> working with AMIs, IMHO when creating a custom AMI based on ubuntu-ec2.
This should be fixed for the next beta release.
> * On firstboot, perhaps give an option to create an Elastic Block Store
> Volume. And if user goes for an EBS volume, intelligently create stuff like
> mysql data and apache logs (if selected from software lists during
> firstboot) on EBS.
> * And when putting persistent data on EBS, also modify apparmor accordingly
> (chased my tail for a while when I tried to move mysql data)
Sounds like a good idea.
> * If EBS option is selected, create scripts to automount EBS volume on boot
> * Tighter landscape.canonical.com integration - perhaps prompt for landscape
> login on firstboot
> On the landscape stuff, perhaps create some EC2 integration smarts:
> * place to store AWS x509 certificates/keys which firstboot will retrieve
> after logging into landscape (creates a compelling argument to use
> landscape too)
> * be able to manage Ubuntu-EC2 AMIs straight from landscape (since you're
> storing AWS certs/keys anyway)
> * and while I'm in pie-in-the-sky, dreaming mode - ability to do some of
> the stuff ala RightScale
I am not apart of the landscape team but this also sounds like a great idea.
If you have any questions please let me know.
> Looking forward to Ubuntu in the Cloud!
> joel at natividads.com * wireless at natividads.com
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