Package Installation in custom cloud image creation.

asked 2016-12-08 08:15:46 -0500

SyCode7 gravatar image

I have read a bit about custom cloud image creation for OpenStack. However, I have some questions which relate more to automation of applications in a cloud image. Are there limitations in the number or types of packages that can be installed in an image. For example a want a custom image with several packages from both official ubuntu repos and some private repos, can I install these packages in the image ? My thinking is that if these package are required for all instances that will be created from the image, using post-creation approaches like cloud init or heat isn't apt. Am I right or there are some standards/ limitations.

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OpenStack doesn't care what's on an image, so there is no limit except disk space, memory size or other environmental limitations.

Bernd Bausch gravatar imageBernd Bausch ( 2016-12-08 08:45:42 -0500 )edit

@Bernd....thanks for swiftly answering !

SyCode7 gravatar imageSyCode7 ( 2016-12-08 09:11:05 -0500 )edit