Before provisioning an FCOS machine, you must have an Ignition configuration file containing your customizations. If you do not have one, see xref:producing-ign.adoc[Producing an Ignition File].
If you do not want to use Ignition to get started, you can make use of the https://coreos.github.io/afterburn/platforms/[Afterburn support] and provide an SSH key via the cloud provider and continue from there.
Launching a VM instance
Provisioning Fedora CoreOS on Amazon Web Services
This guide shows how to provision new Fedora CoreOS (FCOS) instances on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud platform.
You also need to have access to an AWS account. The examples below use the https://aws.amazon.com/cli/[aws] command-line tool, which must be separately installed and configured beforehand.