[CentOS-virt] Vendor Specific / Agnostic images

Sun Oct 21 14:15:37 UTC 2012
Karanbir Singh <mail-lists at karan.org>

hi guys,

I've been going round in circles trying to workout the best way to
handle vendor agnostic images and in the interest of sanity and actually
getting something out of the door - it looks like the best pln is to get
the vendor specific requirements and push images with them ( and
suitability marked )

With that in mind, AWS is a good target to start with. Do people have
opinions on :

- root or ec2-user for login ?

- cloud-init ( we can use the one from EPEL, it needs a few things
sorted, but that should not be too hard )

- selinux as enabled, with a hook in user-data that allows people to set
permissive mode at time of instance creation

For step1, I was thinking it would be best to just have c5/6 32/64bit
minimal images ( using the pygrub AKI ) and make them available on
instance-backed as well as EBS backed.

Finally, would appreciate having some people help test the images
privately before we start pushing publicly - if anyone can help with
that, please get in touch with me at kbsingh@ project domain or the
domain this email came from.


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