Used to modify cloud images:
Setting a default locale
Setting a instance hostname
Generating instance ssh private keys
Adding ssh keys to a users .ssh/authorized_keys so they can log in
Setting up ephemeral mount points
It is currently installed in the Ubuntu Cloud Images and also in the official Ubuntu images available on EC2.
Versions for other systems can be (or have been) created for the following distributions:
Ubuntu,Fedora, Debian, RHEL, CentOS, more…
we are building a script to create the user-data and meta-data files for the customization of the images. However we need to add the insertion of openvswitch parameters into the VM, since libvirt doesn’t do it yet.