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Re: Bug#694923: better / alternative image distribution



> cloud-init has specific code to handle EC2 and OpenStack, but the images themselves are quite generic.
Actually, ours would be generic too, if it wasn't for the ec2 startup
scripts (which cloud-init could handle in the future).

Anders


On 3 December 2012 19:01, Clint Byrum <spamaps@debian.org> wrote:
> Excerpts from Thomas Goirand's message of 2012-12-02 05:25:10 -0800:
>> On 12/02/2012 07:29 PM, Marco d'Itri wrote:
>> > Are the EC2 images also usable as is on other Amazon-like cloud
>> > infrastructures? If they are not, then I do not see the point of using
>> > our own resources for the benefit of a specific cloud provider.
>> They are normally useable with Openstack, which is in Wheezy.
>> If you want to try Openstack though, it might be more easy to
>> do so with our latest release (eg: 2012.2.1) only available in
>> our Git on Alioth:
>>
>> https://wiki.debian.org/OpenStackHowto/Folsom
>>
>> Following this howto, one should be up-and-running with
>> Openstack within 30 minutes (plus of course the time it
>> would take to install Wheezy on a few servers).
>>
>> I would also like to highlight that Canonical releases some LTS
>> images specifically made to run on EC2 or on Openstack (and
>> maybe, with a stronger focus on Openstack). I see no reason
>> why Debian wouldn't do it as well.
>>
>
> The Ubuntu cloud images:
>
> https://cloud-images.ubuntu.com/
>
> Are even more generic than that. They are meant to run on
> "virtualization". They make a nice starting point for simply downloading
> and booting a server image in KVM for instance.
>
> cloud-init has specific code to handle EC2 and OpenStack, but the images
> themselves are quite generic.
>
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