Perfect Proxmox Template with Cloud Image and Cloud Init

Instructions

Choose your Ubuntu Cloud Image. Here in this example will use ubuntu cloud-init image. Download Ubuntu (replace with the url of the one you chose from above)

wget https://cloud-images.ubuntu.com/focal/current/focal-server-cloudimg-amd64.img

Create a new virtual machine

qm create 8000 --memory 2048 --core 2 --name ubuntu-cloud --net0 virtio,bridge=vmbr0

Import the downloaded Ubuntu disk to local-lvm storage Continue reading “Perfect Proxmox Template with Cloud Image and Cloud Init” »

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Proxmox Cloud-Init OS template creation

Introduction

In this guide we will go over creating a Proxmox KVM Template from a Cloud Image. This same process will work for any Cloud-Init Openstack based image type you can find online.

Having done a number of these for our Proxmox based VPS service I wanted to post up a guide to help anyone else looking to do the same thing.

My workflow for customizing one of those for use with Proxmox with cloud-init deployment from WHMCS and root login is below. Once you setup one template you can rapidly reinstall new containers and test stuff.

Setup Environment

If not installed already installed you will need libguestfs-tools :

apt-get install libguestfs-tools

To edit the image before importing. We will use virt-edit which is a part of libguestfs-tools. Continue reading “Proxmox Cloud-Init OS template creation” »

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