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Title: Cloud images
Post by: Greg G on May 06, 2016, 04:46:28 am
Has an progress been made for cloud ready images?  I the thread below in an old release, but can't find anything related in the current releases.

https://forum.opnsense.org/index.php?topic=18

Thanks,
Greg
Title: Re: Cloud images
Post by: franco on May 06, 2016, 07:45:57 am
Hi there,

It's the case of a lot of time vs. resources. I think the build system is now able to accommodate builds for such cloud images with little to no resources, but it's impractical to publish all of those potential images, let alone maintain them.

What we really need is a on-demand build system that can provide images build from the latest components, tailored for a specific VM instance. Problem here is who do you trust with your images. ;)

We know that e.g. AWS takes a lot of time to get bootstrapped correctly with their internal network setup. Ike was working on such things in the past, but I do not know if that work was in a state that could be integrated.

There is also the route of using opnsense-bootstrap to turn a FreeBSD-ish deployment into OPNsense as FreeBSD images are available and sometimes even provider-provided.

The question is where do we start, where do we end. What can we provide, what should be left to others?


Cheers,
Franco