35.5. Automating the Initial Configuration of Cloud Instances Using cloud-init

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For the initial configuration of cloud instances, you can use the cloud-init package. On a new cloud instance, cloud-init can automatically:
  • set the default locale
  • configure the host name
  • configure network interfaces
  • generate private SSH keys
  • add SSH keys to the user's .ssh/authorized_keys directory
  • set up ephemeral mount points
Cloud-init is used with Red Hat's cloud products. See documentation on using cloud-init with Red Hat products:
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