HashiConf EU 2019 - CloudInit: The Good Parts

At the 2019 edition of HashiConf EU in Amsterdam, I gave a talk entitled “CloudInit: The Good Parts” - a surprisingly long talk given the subject matter! I've had a number of requests for the slide deck, which I'm posting here along with the video from the event.

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Cloud-Init Configuration Merging

Part of the boot process for Linux instances across many cloud systems (including AWS and OpenStack) is the Cloud-Init system, part of the Ubuntu project. It describes itself as “the defacto multi-distribution package that handles early initialization of a cloud instance”. It has a wide range of capabilities, and is an important yet under-used piece of infrastructure.

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