rescue image / distributions updated

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Instances on all hosts other than birds, stables, and lion need to only reboot in order to see the changes. 

Instances on birds and stables need to log into the management console and do a full shutdown (shutdown -h now) and start the instance from the management console.

The three remaining customers on lion need to be moved off - if you have not received an email please contact

The new distribution list is as follows:
arch-2014.09-64 (installer only)
centos7-docker-64 (docker pre-installed, not docker image)
netbsd-6.1.5-32 (installer only)
netbsd-6.1.5-64 (installer only)
ubuntu-trusty-14.04-docker-64 (docker pre-installed, not docker image)

Netboot installers are available from the rescue image for all of the pre-configured distributions, though the memory requirements are much higher to install than to run. centos 5 is also available as an installer. Please refer to the kickstart/preseed files in for examples of how to make sure your install will work on our systems.

We will be updating our documentation over the next several days to reflect the new installation procedures for netbsd and arch linux, as well as a discussion of best practices for configuring a new install.

Unfortunately right now it is difficult to release new rescue images and distributions very quickly. The locally stored block devices are always attached to the guests, even when not in use, and we don't want to dynamically detach them.  Within the next few months we intend to move over to a system without these constraints such that we can distribute new images on a regular schedule and when critical security updates are released.

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This page contains a single entry by srn published on October 16, 2014 3:44 PM.

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