[CentOS-virt] CentOS AWS AMIs?

Karanbir Singh mail-lists at karan.org
Mon Jan 7 11:43:49 UTC 2013

Hi Richard,

On 12/19/2012 05:37 PM, Richard Clark wrote:
> I've noticed that instance-backed AMIs no longer seem to exist for the
> 'official' CentOS images, though the EBS ones are fine..
> Looking at the wiki (http://wiki.centos.org/Cloud/AWS), the AMIs listed
> on marketplace are slightly newer than what's listed on the wiki, so
> just wondering if something got overlooked after the last build?

This whole thing is an artifact of the way in which the AWS guys setup 
the images. We dont have access to publish to the MarketPlace, we need 
to get an instance backed image going, generate an EBS backed one from 
there and then send that over to the AWS-MP people, who then do some 
testing, do their own magic foo, and publish to all regions and zones. 
Hence, they are newer than the ones we pushed out to AWS-MP.

The AWS images at our end are coming from the raindrops infra that I 
setup and have been plodding away at for the last few months. More 
details about that and a proper announcement / release in a few weeks ( 
planning on getting things all stitched up in time for Fosdem ).

What I am hoping to do is have the actual images published to 
cloud.centos.org in a way that people can download, add their own bits, 
and register + use as they want to, rather than going via the Market 
Place click-about. Kind of like we have the OpenNebula images ( and the 
openstack / eucalyptus ones coming soon ).

Keep in mind that the public raindrops interface will have the ability 
for anyone to throw a kickstart at it, and have it deliver a working 
image to the AWS ID specified.

Does that help answer your concern ?

Karanbir Singh
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