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How to start using clodubase

asked 2016-11-04 19:38:11 +0200

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Totally new to cloud base. I've read the instructions twice but I'm still at a loss of where to start.

I've installed cloudbase init in my windows 2012 image. I've created a basic cloud-config

set_hostname: foobar

How can I manually test this? Where do I put my cloud config file? How do I trigger it?

I understand normally you would use aws or openstack to provide the cloud init config. I'd rather test this manually once first.

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answered 2016-11-07 19:59:15 +0200

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The fastest way to start, I think, is to create a config-drive ISO, with the contents of this type:

If you want to modify it, you can use mkisofs(.exe) and create one of your choice.

Another option is to dump the config-drive content on a webserver and modify the content to meet your needs.

More info you can find here:

On the Windows side, you can use cloudbase-init as a bootstrapper, which can be configured according to the metadata provider. More info here:

You can install the cloudbase-init using the installer from here:

Let me know if you need more information.

Thanks, Adrian Vladu

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