This document represents a proposed Change. As part of the Changes
process, proposals are publicly announced in order to receive
community feedback. This proposal will only be implemented if approved
by the Fedora Engineering Steering Committee.
== Summary ==
AWS offers multiple
types of block storage] depending on the needs of the individual user.
Fedora images are uploaded with `standard` and `gp2` currently (`gp3`
will replace `gp2` very soon with another
The `standard` storage is a previous generation storage option with
less performance and less consistent performance than the other
storage types. It also causes some confusion when AWS customers look
through the list of Fedora cloud images in the EC2 console because now
they see '''four''' images (aarch64 + x86_64, both with `standard`
Removing the `standard` storage option would reduce the amount of
images that appear in the console, but AWS customers could still
provision Fedora on standard storage during the instance creation
process if they really want that storage option.
== Owner ==
* Name: [[User:mhayden| Major Hayden]]
* Email: major(a)redhat.com
== Detailed Description ==
The scripts that upload images to AWS will be adjusted so that they do
not include the creation of an AMI with standard storage. AWS
customers could still choose that option at instance creation time if
== Feedback ==
No alternatives have been proposed yet.
== Benefit to Fedora ==
This would reduce the amount of Fedora AMIs that appear in the EC2
console by half and it would ensure that Fedora lands on AWS' best
performing storage (soon to be `gp3`) by default. It avoids a
situation where an AWS customer (without a strong knowledge in block
storage types) starts a Fedora instance on standard storage and gets a
low performance experience.
It would have no effect on running instances or existing AMIs.
== Scope ==
* Proposal owners: This is an isolated change that should be made
within `fedimg` and it affects only the AMI creation process.
* Other developers: Should not require work from other developers.
* Release engineering: No work should be required from releng for this change.
* Policies and guidelines: N/A (not needed for this Change)
* Trademark approval: N/A (not needed for this Change)
* Alignment with Community Initiatives: Should make it easier to
display Fedora AWS images on the Fedora Cloud page.
== Upgrade/compatibility impact ==
Existing systems will not be affected by this change. Customers
launching new instances will get better performing storage by default
but will still have the option to select standard storage if they
really need it.
== How To Test ==
1. The updated version of fedimg should create only `gp2` (soon to be
2. We can verify that the latest image upload from rawhide (after the
fedimg change is made) will only include a gp2/gp3-backed image.
== User Experience ==
AWS customers who are not familiar with different block storage types
should always land on high performance storage. They still have the
option to choose other storage types at instance creation time.
== Dependencies ==
Only fedimg needs to be updated. There are no other dependencies.
== Contingency Plan ==
* Contingency mechanism: N/A (not a System Wide Change)
* Contingency deadline: N/A (not a System Wide Change)
* Blocks release? N/A (not a System Wide Change)
== Documentation ==
N/A (not a System Wide Change)
== Release Notes ==
Fedora AMIs for EC2 now default to the latest `gp2/3` storage option.
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