Cloud-Init alternatives and similar packages
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Ansible10.0 9.8 L3 Cloud-Init VS AnsibleAnsible is a radically simple IT automation platform that makes your applications and systems easier to deploy and maintain. Automate everything from code deployment to network configuration to cloud management, in a language that approaches plain English, using SSH, with no agents to install on remote systems. https://docs.ansible.com.
Docker Compose9.8 9.6 L4 Cloud-Init VS Docker ComposeDefine and run multi-container applications with Docker
letsencrypt9.7 9.6 L4 Cloud-Init VS letsencryptCertbot is EFF's tool to obtain certs from Let's Encrypt and (optionally) auto-enable HTTPS on your server. It can also act as a client for any other CA that uses the ACME protocol.
SaltStack9.5 10.0 L2 Cloud-Init VS SaltStackSoftware to automate the management and configuration of any infrastructure or application at scale. Get access to the Salt software package repository here:
Fabric9.4 4.6 L3 Cloud-Init VS FabricSimple, Pythonic remote execution and deployment.
psutil9.0 6.2 L2 Cloud-Init VS psutilCross-platform lib for process and system monitoring in Python
supervisor8.8 3.2 L2 Cloud-Init VS supervisorSupervisor process control system for Unix (supervisord)
BorgBackup8.8 9.5 L2 Cloud-Init VS BorgBackupDeduplicating archiver with compression and authenticated encryption.
pexpect6.9 5.1 L3 Cloud-Init VS pexpectA Python module for controlling interactive programs in a pseudo-terminal
cloudinit6.9 0.0 Cloud-Init VS cloudinitOfficial upstream for the cloud-init: cloud instance initialization
docker-compose6.7 3.5 Cloud-Init VS docker-composeThe Compose specification
pyinfra6.5 9.4 Cloud-Init VS pyinfrapyinfra automates infrastructure super fast at massive scale. It can be used for ad-hoc command execution, service deployment, configuration management and more.
ShutIt6.1 2.7 L2 Cloud-Init VS ShutItAutomation framework for programmers
honcho5.4 5.2 L4 Cloud-Init VS honchoHoncho: a python clone of Foreman. For managing Procfile-based applications.
Fabtools5.2 0.0 L5 Cloud-Init VS FabtoolsTools for writing awesome Fabric files
cuisine5.1 0.0 L4 Cloud-Init VS cuisineChef-like functionality for Fabric
pypyr automation task runnerpypyr task-runner cli & api for automation pipelines. Automate anything by combining commands, different scripts in different languages & applications into one pipeline process.
Automatron3.4 0.0 L4 Cloud-Init VS AutomatronInfrastructure monitoring framework turning DevOps runbooks into automated actions
ATW (AWS Tool Web)0.7 0.0 L5 Cloud-Init VS ATW (AWS Tool Web)Amazon AWS Web Tool (view only)
riffdog0.6 0.0 Cloud-Init VS riffdogRiffdog Terraform scanner - finding 'things' in the Real World (aka AWS) which Terraform didn't put there.
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Cloud-init is the industry standard multi-distribution method for cross-platform cloud instance initialization. It is supported across all major public cloud providers, provisioning systems for private cloud infrastructure, and bare-metal installations.
Cloud instances are initialized from a disk image and instance data:
- Cloud metadata
- User data (optional)
- Vendor data (optional)
Cloud-init will identify the cloud it is running on during boot, read any provided metadata from the cloud and initialize the system accordingly. This may involve setting up network and storage devices to configuring SSH access key and many other aspects of a system. Later on cloud-init will also parse and process any optional user or vendor data that was passed to the instance.
If you need support, start with the user documentation.
If you need additional help consider reaching out with one of the following options:
- Ask a question in the
#cloud-initIRC channel on Libera
- Search the cloud-init mailing list archive
- Better yet, join the cloud-init mailing list and participate
- Find a bug? Report bugs on Launchpad
Distribution and cloud support
Below are a list of the many OSes and clouds that contain and ship with cloud-init. If your distribution or cloud is not listed or does not have a recent version of cloud-init, please get in contact with that distribution and send them our way!
|Supported OSes||Supported Public Clouds||Supported Private Clouds|
|Alpine LinuxArch LinuxDebianDragonFlyBSDFedoraFreeBSDGentoo LinuxNetBSDOpenBSDopenEulerOpenMandrivaRHEL/CentOS/AlmaLinux/Rocky/PhotonOS/Virtuozzo/EuroLinux/CloudLinux/MIRACLE LINUXSLES/openSUSEUbuntu||Amazon Web ServicesMicrosoft AzureGoogle Cloud PlatformOracle Cloud InfrastructureSoftlayerRackspace Public CloudIBM CloudDigitalOceanBigstepHetznerJoyentCloudSigmaAlibaba CloudOVHOpenNebulaExoscaleScalewayCloudStackAltCloudSmartOSHyperOneVultrRootbox||Bare metal installsOpenStackLXDKVMMetal-as-a-Service (MAAS)VMware|
To start developing cloud-init
Checkout the contributing document that outlines the steps necessary to develop, test, and submit code.
Daily builds are useful if you want to try the latest upstream code for the latest features or to verify bug fixes.
For Ubuntu, see the Daily PPAs
For CentOS, see the COPR build repos