cloud-init is the Ubuntu package that handles early initialization of a cloud instance. It is installed in the Ubuntu Cloud Images and also in the official Ubuntu images available on EC2. (Ubuntu Docs)

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How can cloud-init access files passed as --file option during boot up

My image is cloud enabled and I pass user-data script with config-drive=true which cloud init is able to execute during boot up. I also need to pass a separate file which is required for one of the ...
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Installing xubuntu-desktop breaks cloud-init (routing to 169.254.169.254)

Run Ubuntu Server 12.04 (or a later version) in a VM. Reboot. Cloud-init continues to work. Then install xubuntu-desktop. Then reboot; you will see that there is now a broken route to the ...
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How can I disable cloud-init?

I have fully-configured instance and create image from them for autoscaling group. When autoscaling setup new instance from this image, it calls cloud-init. And cloud-init changes hostname and breakes ...
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Is it possible to install a newer version of cloud-init on Lucid?

I'm using EC2 user-data to configure certain services before they are launched on newly spun up instances. I've been using #cloud-boothook as the beginning of user data, and it worked like a charm on ...
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Where is the usage of Ubuntu cloud guest image on OpenStack documented?

Whenever I set up a devstack or OpenStack deployment, I want to add the latest LTS Ubuntu server image. I succeeded several times in the past and I believe it can be achieved with something like: ...
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cloud-init/cloud-config syntax documentation

I am looking for cloud-init/cloud-config syntax documentation. I have been through https://help.ubuntu.com/community/CloudInit I need to know what all namespace are supported by cloud-init. e.g. ...
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Where are the logs for my user-data script? cloud-init

If I paste a shell script into the user-data box when starting the standard Ubuntu AMI on EC2, I'm using cloud-init, am I not? My question is where does it log the output of such a script? Do I have ...
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Cannot bootstrap due to clout-init “errors running cloud_config [final]: [scripts-user]”

I have installed maas server and configured juju also, And bootstrapped juju for 1st time, which I know will install zookeeper on 1 "ready" state VM available in MAAS. So I observed this ...
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How can I monitor cloud-init for errors, and trigger a script when it fails?

I'm using cloud-init to provision servers in AWS, and would like my servers to send an email when they're done (whether they fail or succeed). For successful cloud-init runs, the solution is trivial. ...
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How to let maas' cloud-init client select internal mirror?

Our maas LAN can't access the internet and has a internal apt-mirror site 192.168.3.6. I changed the mirror set of maas server's snippets/maas_proxy file as follows: d-i mirror/country string ...
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How do I boot Ubuntu Cloud images in KVM?

I'm trying to get an Ubuntu Cloud image running on my local KVM installation. I am downloading the qcow2 image from here: http://cloud-images.ubuntu.com/releases/precise/beta-2/ And using the ...
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Server AMI images don't allow a user to login multiple times

When I log into twice to a new instance of Ubuntu server built for Amazon EC2, both windows will be exactly the same. Anything I type in one is replicated in the other. I never dealt with this when I ...