Ubuntu's CloudInit package is very useful; however, the only documentation I've found on all of the available options is in their examples: http://bazaar.launchpad.net/~cloud-init-dev/cloud-init/trunk/view/head:/doc/examples/cloud-config.txt

Numerous Google searches have failed me. Where can I find thorough documentation on CloudInit?

  • Agreed. I'm using cloud-init, but only as minimally as possible, due to lack of good documentation. – EEAA Sep 21 '12 at 1:20

I've just looked in the package for 12.04LTS (0.6.3-0ubuntu1) I can see there's some documentation available in a few text files in /usr/share/doc/cloud-init alongside the examples which may help


In the meantime documentation has been placed here: http://cloudinit.readthedocs.org/en/latest/

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