[virt-tools-list] Checking on plans for cloud-init

Alvin Starr alvin at netvel.net
Wed Oct 23 13:00:47 UTC 2019

I would like to chime in for this as a feature in virt-install.

I have a cobbled together an ansible playbook that uses a cd image to 
load up vm configs using cloud-init.

A more generic solution as part of virt-install would be nice.

On 10/23/19 3:21 AM, Christian Ehrhardt wrote:
> Hi,
> I was seeing activity on cloud-init for virtinst ending up in a
> 'cloudinit' branch that still is in the project [1]. I know that this
> was due to a GSOC [2] project and wanted to thank all of you for that.
> But according to [3] I'd guess the project is over (as is summer :-) )
> and after the activity on it from June [4] to August [5] I haven't
> seen any since then.
> I wanted to ask if there are further plans for this?
> Is (has) anyone picking that up to complete and merge it at some point
> or was it just a scientific/educational effort that will most likely
> stay at this stage.
> Ubuntu is heavy on cloud-init usage and I know people using
> cloud-localds [6] to achieve something very similar. They are
> converting a local cloud-init user data config file into an ISO and
> then passing that e.g. to `virtinst --cdrom` (or others). That is why
> I'm interested to learn if the feature has a chance to likely be
> completed to be considered a full built-in alternative at some point.
> [1]: https://github.com/virt-manager/virt-manager/commits/cloudinit/virtinst/install/cloudinit.py
> [2]: https://summerofcode.withgoogle.com/archive/2019/projects/6236550378029056/
> [3]: https://athinapl.home.blog/2019/08/25/gsoc-2019-cloud-init-configuration-for-virt-manager-virt-install/
> [4]: https://www.redhat.com/archives/virt-tools-list/2019-June/thread.html
> [5]: https://www.redhat.com/archives/virt-tools-list/2019-August/thread.html
> [6]: https://manpages.debian.org/testing/cloud-image-utils/cloud-localds.1.en.html

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