[CentOS-devel] interest in Cloud Instance SIG (from the Synnefo and Ganeti side)

Mon Feb 10 14:03:14 UTC 2014
Constantinos Venetsanopoulos <cven at grnet.gr>

Hello everybody,

I'm interested in participating in the Cloud Instance SIG and
help provide official CentOS images for the Synnefo open
source cloud platform:


which is built on top of Google Ganeti:


Currently, we are providing to our users our 'system' CentOS
image which is just a bundle of the official CentOS iso.
The image file is just a raw dump of a disk.

Synnefo does not require any special software running inside
the image (e.g.: cloud-init) to take care of customization.
All customization (setting passwords, hostnames, injecting
files, SSH keys, resizing, etc) is done by Synnefo itself in
an isolated, virtualized environment for maximum security
before spawning the actual VM.

So, it would be nice to just redirect our users to the CentOS
official image for Synnefo and Ganeti :)

Hope to take part in this.