[CentOS-devel] CentOS 8 on AWS

Sat May 16 23:04:59 UTC 2020
Nico Kadel-Garcia <nkadel at gmail.com>

On Sat, May 16, 2020 at 11:07 AM Fabian Arrotin <arrfab at centos.org> wrote:
> On 16/05/2020 16:20, Thomas Stephen Lee wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > I am a user of CentOS 8.
> > When can we expect an image on AWS?
> > I am just learning AWS and would like to use CentOS 8 for that.
> >
> > https://wiki.centos.org/SpecialInterestGroup/CloudInstance
> >
> > says that this is the list to ask.
> >
> > thanks
> >
> > ---
> > Lee
> >
> we built CentOS 8 AMI for both x86_64 and aarch64 and I was able to
> import these images in our own account, and could boot these images fine.
> We tried to reach out to AWS multiple times but no answer so actually
> I'd be tempted to just share for 8.2.2004 release the AMIs and announce
> that nobody can use marketplace but can directly launched shared AMIs
> when the have the reference , so like what Fedora is doing (we never
> were able to get the 8.0.1905 nor 8.1911 images published on
> marketplace) :-(

I've done it by hand now, for CentOS 8 and RHEL 8, by building locally
on VirtualBox or VMware Player from installation media and exporting a
VM image to import on for an AWSM AMI. It does require some caution:
encrypting your root disk images, for example, is considered a good
security step. But XFS on CentOS 7 used to present some difficulties,
and I wound engaging in some serious "use my own tools to transfer the
running OS to a pristine new disk image partitioned the way my client
demanded to follow their security standards. I've been pulling that
stunt since roughly 1998 when updating and repartitioning operating
systeems for a Very Large CDN, the experience is helpful for dealing
with mock and chroot dcages.