Cloud-init official project upstream as of 11/2019
This repository is also mirrored to https://launchpad.net/cloud-init
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.
All contributions welcome! Submit code and docs by following our hacking guide
Having trouble? We would like to help!
- Ask a question in the
#cloud-initIRC channel on Freenode
- Join and ask questions on the cloud-init mailing list
- Find a bug? Report bugs on Launchpad
Recent cloud-init upstream releases
|Upstream release version||Release date|
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|
|Amazon Web Services
Google Cloud Platform
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure
Rackspace Public Cloud
|Bare metal installs
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: