Alternatives to cloud-init (was Re: [DISCUSS] Cloud and Server Workgroup relationship)

Adam Miller maxamillion at
Tue Nov 3 16:24:13 UTC 2015

On Tue, Nov 3, 2015 at 8:23 AM, Colin Walters <walters at> wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 3, 2015, at 04:28 AM, Peter Robinson wrote:
>> Is that the same as this procedure [1]? Or else can you point at the details?
>> [1]
> Yes.  When I want to test the cloud image I often use:
> for a small script which generates the ISO on demand from an already
> extracted user-data file.  When using production infrastructure I normally set
> as a basic template.
> I also have a `user-data.insecure` which hardcodes a password for local VMs, so
> usage looks like:
> sudo walters-create-cloud-vm create --user-data /home/walters/Documents/user-data.insecure --name f22-atomic-test --image Fedora-Cloud-Atomic-22-20150720.x86_64
> However another important point to make here is that "run a cloud image locally
> in libvirt on a workstation" is basically the use case for Vagrant - it does things
> like detecting the IP address so you can `vagrant ssh` etc.

I've been a fan of testcloud for this use case because I'm of the
opinion that vagrant is overkill when all I want to do is boot a cloud
image and ssh in.


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