Exploring Updates to AlmaLinux's Open Source Project, Cloud Images by@jacka

Exploring Updates to AlmaLinux's Open Source Project, Cloud Images

_AlmaLinux Cloud Images include aarch64 support for AWS AMIs, support for OpenNebula x86_64 and aarch 64, and support for Generic (cloud-init) Cloud images/OpenStack images. The Cloud Images are made possible by the community with their contributions, feedback, and bug reports. You can read more about those images on the wiki and how to download and verify those images, and run them on your local machine. The images are available on Microsoft Azure including a global in-network set of mirrors.
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AlmaLinux Cloud Images include aarch64 support for AWS AMIs, support for OpenNebula x86_64 and aarch64, and aarch64 support for Generic (cloud-init) Cloud images/OpenStack.


Links for downloads: https://wiki.almalinux.org/cloud/Generic-cloud.html


General fixes and updates made across all cloud images:


AWS AMIs

ARM64/Graviton support added to AMIs. AMIs are available both via the AWS Marketplace as well as Community AMIs.


The following issues have been addressed for AWS AMIs:


  • Fixed incorrect SELinux type on interface files and other system files after vmimport. https://github.com/AlmaLinux/cloud-images/issues/23
  • Fixed Machine ID duplication
  • Added QEMU support for image builder
  • Added Installed and configured AWS Systems Manager Agent

Microsoft Azure

AlmaLinux images are on Microsoft Azure including a global in-network set of mirrors. You can get more information on the wiki.

Generic (cloud-init) Cloud Image/OpenStack

Generic cloud/OpenStack images include support for aarch64. You can read more about those, and how to download and verify those images, on the wiki.


You can also find information on how to run the generic cloud image on your local machine.

OpenNebula

Support is available for the OpenNebula cloud platform for both x86_64 and aarch64. See the OpenNebula page for info.

Community

Submit issues and pull requests to the Cloud Images Repository on GitHub. To learn about Cloud images and how to contribute, visit the wiki and the Community Chat.


The Cloud Images are made possible by the community with their contributions, feedback, and bug reports.


Ask any questions on the community forums for any help and assistance.

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