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Tuesday, May 19 • 11:15am - 11:55am
Evil Superuser's HOWTO: Launching instances to do your bidding.

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You click 'run' on the OpenStack dashboard, or launch a new instance via the api.  Some provisioning magic happens and soon you've got a server created especially for you.  Did you ever wonder what magic happens to a standard image on boot?  Have you wanted to launch instances and have them into your infrastructure with no manual interaction?

Cloud-init is software that runs in most linux instances.  It can take your input and do your bidding.  Learn what things cloud-init magically does for you and how you can make it do more.


Also, take advantage of the after-talk to pester cloud-init developers on what is missing or throw rotten fruits in their direction.

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Joshua Harlow

Vice Executive Hacker, Yahoo!
Joshua Harlow is one of the technical leads on the OpenStack team who has helped OpenStack gain initial and continued traction inside Yahoo!. He was a member of the initial CTO subteam investigating IAAS solutions where OpenStack was chosen and has been pushing OpenStack from the start of its usage at Yahoo!. Joshua has been involved in OpenStack since 2011 and has contributed patches to most of the core projects (with the hope of... Read More →
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Scott Moser

Ubuntu Server Team
Scott Moser is a member of the Ubuntu Server and Openstack Team.  He has been involved in Openstack since around Cactus time frame.  He is maintainer of cloud-init, and has had a focal role in the production of the Official Ubuntu Cloud Images.

Tuesday May 19, 2015 11:15am - 11:55am
Room 121/122