Re: Debian images for Google Compute Engine
Le Wed, Apr 17, 2013 at 07:45:39PM -0400, Jimmy Kaplowitz a écrit :
> One intentional difference from the Amazon EC2 images is that, instead of
> sshing in via a default “admin” account, we install a cron job in /etc/cron.d
> to manage accounts in line with the Google Compute Engine documentation. See
> here for how ssh works:
Greetings, Jimmmy and Google Compute team !
Nice to see Debian being served by more and more providers.
Do you think you can summarise how to access the GCE images in a page on the Debian
wiki, for instance http://wiki.debian.org/Cloud/GoogleComputeEngineImage ? You
can see http://wiki.debian.org/Cloud/AmazonEC2Image and http://wiki.debian.org/Cloud/WindowsAzureImage
I have a question about SSH. I browsed a bit further the documentation in
https://developers.google.com/compute/docs/instances#standardssh, where I could
read: "username: [Required The username to log in that instance. Typically,
this is the username of the local user running gcutil." Will this be the
standard on Debian images as well ? Do you think that it is a practice to be
recommended for our other images ? We chose "admin" as default account,
following Ubuntu's practice to provide a default account, and adding the
constraint that it must not be branded, but if there is an even better choice,
we should consider it.
Another question, for the mid-long term, do you think that it would be possible
to use the Debian Installer directly ?
Tsurumi, Kanagawa, Japan