Still no new templates
Some new templates were promised quite a long time ago, any new info on this?
@fohdeesha is working on it
@maxcerny Indeed, the Ubuntu cloud-init template should be up by the end of this week (cloud-init has so many fun bugs to work around for these applications)
@fohdeesha great, any eta on debian 11 as well?
btw, which bugs are you talking about? I had no trouble creating my own cloud-init images.
@maxcerny I'm not sure on a debian 11 image, if it's been assigned to another team member it may be done very soon, if not I can probably get one created within the next week.
As for bugs, take your pick. For a "vanilla" install it's not too bad, but a big can of worms gets opened when you add in an avenue to pass network information to the cloud-init instance - it either overriding your cloud-init.cfg and ignoring it, or not overwriting
interfacesand just appending to it leaving a stale DHCP address and lease, not overriding resolvers that were set previously during the templating process, stuff like that. Then there's the fun stuff like
/etc/cloud/cloud.cfg.d/99-installer.cfgand other files in this directory overriding the
nocloudconfig even when explicitly commented out. Many of these things have been reported to the cloud-init project but it seems everyone has moved to Ignition (which I'd like to do in the future, but it would take a lot of rewriting on the XOA side). This GIST (not mine) sums up some of my feelings pretty well - https://gist.github.com/Informatic/0b6b24374b54d09c77b9d25595cdbd47
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I'd like to see some new Alpine images I find myself using Alpine more and more for VMs with single applications. This is partly because it is so lightweight on storage requirements (about 0.1GB for a fresh install with a small application) which makes managing it very easy, but also very simple start-up scripting with OpenRC. Alpine 3.15 is out since November
@fohdeesha I have also ran into a small issue even with the default install. The default cloudinit config doesn't include updating the /etc/hosts file with the local hostname.
There you go:
It's available right now in your XOA, Hub section. Please test and report.
Note: there's a last thing we need to fix, but it's cosmetic only (VM/template name ends with "71" because we forgot to remove it before export)