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README.md

Cloud-init official project upstream as of 11/2019

This repository is also mirrored to https://launchpad.net/cloud-init

Build Status Read the Docs

Cloud-init is the industry standard multi-distribution method for cross-platform cloud instance initialization. It is supported across all major public cloud providers, provisioning systems for private cloud infrastructure, and bare-metal installations.

Cloud instances are initialized from a disk image and instance data:

  • Cloud metadata
  • User data (optional)
  • Vendor data (optional)

Cloud-init will identify the cloud it is running on during boot, read any provided metadata from the cloud and initialize the system accordingly. This may involve setting up the network and storage devices to configuring SSH access key and many other aspects of a system. Later on the cloud-init will also parse and process any optional user or vendor data that was passed to the instance.

Getting involved

All contributions welcome! Submit code and docs by following our hacking guide

Getting help

Having trouble? We would like to help!

Recent cloud-init upstream releases

Upstream release version Release date
19.4 planned (2019-12-XX)
19.3 2019-11-05
19.2 2019-07-17
19.1 2019-05-10

Cloud-init distribution and cloud support

Note: Each linux distribution and cloud tracks cloud-init upstream updates at a different pace. If your distribution or cloud doesn't contain a recent cloud-init, suggest or propose an upgrade with your distribution of choice.

Supported OSes Supported Public Clouds Supported Private Clouds
Ubuntu
SLES/openSUSE
RHEL/CentOS
Fedora
Gentoo Linux
Debian
ArchLinux
FreeBSD












Amazon Web Services
Microsoft Azure
Google Cloud Platform
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure
Softlayer
Rackspace Public Cloud
IBM Cloud
Digital Ocean
Bigstep
Hetzner
Joyent
CloudSigma
Alibaba Cloud
OVH
OpenNebula
Exoscale
Scaleway
CloudStack
AltCloud
SmartOS
Bare metal installs
OpenStack
LXD
KVM
Metal-as-a-Service (MAAS)















Daily Package Builds

We host daily Ubuntu Daily PPAs that build package for each Ubuntu series from tip of cloud-init.

For CentOS 7/8 we publish to a couple of COPR build repos:

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