[CentOS-devel] C7 EC2 cloud image: Amazon Marketplace?

Mon Aug 4 22:13:35 UTC 2014
Dusty Mabe <dustymabe at gmail.com>

On Mon, Aug 04, 2014 at 08:26:49PM +0100, Karanbir Singh wrote:
> On 08/04/2014 07:00 PM, Dusty Mabe wrote:
> > On Mon, Aug 04, 2014 at 01:12:19PM +0100, Karanbir Singh wrote:
> >> On 08/01/2014 10:04 PM, Dusty Mabe wrote:
> > 
> > Considering the fact that there are (at least some) drawbacks to using AMP marketplace I guess it 
> > would be nice to know what the benefits are? If we can lay it all out on the table then perhaps we 
> > can understand why one choice is made over the other. 
> lower barrier to entry, access to wider resources at AWS, and being the
> recommended delivery format by AWS folks... Also, the general thinking
> is that folks who know what they are doing are going to byoi anyway, its
> the ones that done we want to help with the AMP.

BYOI. Yes that is typically the case. With cloud-init, however, I think people
(at least the ones who know about it) will try to use an off-the-shelf image and 
just configure it on bringup using cloud-init. That way they don't have to manage 
their own images but simply the cloud-init configuration.

> Also, traditionally, we've never done anything that would be a one way
> vendor endorsement, AMP was a way for amazon to acknowledge we exist.
> The plan here is to deliver AMP images, and also .raw backing files with
> manifests that allow people to either s3 or ebs inject their own images.
> I can easily complement that with a public shared image set as well ( we
> might need that in some AZ's regardless ). But we'd need to workout some
> way to work around cost of doing this. Were looking at a couple of
> hundred USD a month.

This would be great! The flexibility of the public image is very desirable. I
don't think it would be too hard for people to find if we had a page similar to
the one Fedora has [1].


[1] http://fedoraproject.org/en/get-fedora#clouds