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Provisioning Fedora CoreOS on Exoscale
This guide shows how to provision new Fedora CoreOS (FCOS) instances on https://exoscale.com[Exoscale] Cloud Hosting.
You also need to have access to an Exoscale account. https://portal.exoscale.com/register[Register] if you don't have one.
About images
Fedora CoreOS images are periodically updated by Exoscale on their platform. The future goal is to have an Exoscale FCOS link in the https://getfedora.org/en/coreos/download?tab=cloud_launchable[Cloud Lauchable] section, to be updated at every release.
Launching a VM instance (Web Portal)
You can provision a FCOS instance using the Exoscale https://portal.exoscale.com/compute/instances/add?os-group=coreos[Web Portal]. Then you can choose your FCOS version and follow the instance creation wizard.
If you just want SSH access and no further customization, you don't need to pass any custom instance user-data. Depending on your Exoscale Organization, relevant SSH public keys will be automatically added to the VM. This provides an easy way to test out FCOS without first creating an Ignition config.
If you need to apply any customization, you can provide an Ignition configuration as user-data when creating a new machine instance.
Launching a VM instance (CLI)
If you prefer to use a CLI you can provision an FCOS instance using the https://community.exoscale.com/documentation/tools/exoscale-command-line-interface/[Exoscale CLI].
Launching a new instance with Exoscale CLI
exo vm create "${VM_NAME}" \
--template "Linux Fedora CoreOS 32 64-bit" \
--keypair "my_key_name" \
--cloud-init-file "path/to/ignition-file.ign" # Optional, if you want to launch a customized FCOS instance.
SSH to the instance
exo ssh "${VM_NAME}"
Uploading an FCOS image as a custom Template
Exoscale provides https://community.exoscale.com/documentation/compute/custom-templates[custom Template] to be able to upload any cloud image.
Download the QCOW2 image with https://github.com/coreos/coreos-installer[coreos-installer]
coreos-installer download -s "${STREAM}" -p exoscale -f qcow2.xz