Google Compute Engine Fedora Images (status update)

Vaidas Jablonskis jablonskis at gmail.com
Wed Mar 5 22:41:14 UTC 2014


On 5 March 2014 22:33, Matthew Miller <mattdm at fedoraproject.org> wrote:

> On Wed, Mar 05, 2014 at 09:03:47PM +0000, Vaidas Jablonskis wrote:
> > So there is not much to update on the GCE image. I wrote the GCE data
> > source support for cloud-init and Canonical accepted it upstream, so if
> > Fedora decides to use cloud-init, the support for Google Compute Engine
> is
> > there already.
>
> Cool. Quick question -- are you using instance/attributes/user-data for the
> user data script? I assume so but want to check (since Google doesn't
> define
> this specially.)
>

user-data is used if it is present. I discussed with cloud-init authors and
we decided to use
same convention for `user-data` as EC2 even though Google themselves do not
promote this.

See lines 55 to 61 for what attributes are supported:
http://bazaar.launchpad.net/~cloud-init-dev/cloud-init/trunk/view/head:/cloudinit/sources/DataSourceGCE.py#L55


>
> > It would be very nice to have Google Cloud tools packaged natively for
> > Fedora, those are gcutil, gcloud and gsutil. Do you know if anyone wants
> to
> > work on that or do you think GCE tools aren't necessary?
>
> Haïkel Guémar (aka number80) was looking at these... I'm not sure of the
> current state.
>
>
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