sudo apt-get install python3-pip sudo pip3 install clis sudo iptables -t nat -I PREROUTING -d 169.254.169.254/32 -p tcp -m tcp --dport 80 -j REDIRECT --to-ports 8088 clis
Now you can boot images downloaded from here (filename matches *-disk1.img).
Known to work with vivid and trusty.
Server will feed your ssh key (~/.ssh/id_rsa.pub) to image and you can log in via ssh. Default username for ubuntu images is ubuntu.
It is poosible to specify alternate ssh public key(s) by command line:
clis -k ~/.ssh/alternate.pub -k ~/.ssh/backup.pub
When clis is running you may boot cloud image and see ip address of VM in logs. Just ssh to this address:
You may want to uninstall cloud-init from VM and turn it to non-cloud image:
firstname.lastname@example.org:~$ sudo apt-get remove cloud-init
What is cloud-init
Cloud image is usual image with cloud-init package installed. Cloud-init is software which trying to access magic url http://169.254.169.254/ and get VM configuration from there. Different versions of cloud-init “protocol” supported by different versions of images. All this versions are poorly documented or not documented at all.
Download the file for your platform. If you're not sure which to choose, learn more about installing packages.