Launch an instance with desired Apps on it

asked 2016-08-17 21:09:55 -0500

fifi gravatar image

I'm rather new to Openstack and appreciate if any one can help me with my questions.

I want to lunch an instance with some installed application on it. In this way, there is no need for me to install required applications on an instance each time I lunch it. I don't want to use snapshot for that for some reasons. Can I use some scripts and run them when the instance is in build state. What about manipulating image with some utilitis like guestfish and then use that image to lunch an instance?

Please share your solutions. Thanks

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answered 2016-09-27 00:56:06 -0500

Sudhin gravatar image


You can use PaaS service. Just configure murano in your openstack platform.

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answered 2016-08-17 21:26:51 -0500

Praveen N gravatar image

updated 2016-08-17 22:31:59 -0500

Hi, Yes its possible to launch to instance with desired apps installed in openstack instance at boot time using userdata / cloud-init (YAML scripts). FYI:


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Thanks. Could you please give me some hints or introduce a resource for beginners on that

fifi gravatar imagefifi ( 2016-08-17 21:30:12 -0500 )edit

Hi, Please check those provided links above as a baseline reference to get started & let me know. Regards

Praveen N gravatar imagePraveen N ( 2016-08-17 21:33:25 -0500 )edit
yprokule gravatar imageyprokule ( 2016-08-19 00:45:27 -0500 )edit

Thanks a lot

fifi gravatar imagefifi ( 2016-08-19 11:29:09 -0500 )edit

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