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Fedora 25 available in DigitalOcean

Cross posted with this fedora magazine post

Last week the Fedora Project released Fedora 25. This week Fedora Project Community members have worked with the DigitalOcean team to make Fedora 25 available on their platform. If you're not familiar with DigitalOcean already, it's a dead simple cloud hosting platform that's great for developers.

Important Notes

The image has some specific differences from others that Fedora ships. You may need to know about these differences before you use the image.

  • Usually Fedora Cloud images have you log in as user fedora. But as with other DigitalOcean images, log into the Fedora 25 DigitalOcean cloud image with your ssh key as root.
  • Similar to our last few Fedora releases, Fedora 25 also has SELinux enabled by default. Not familiar with SELinux yet? No problem. Read more about it here
  • In these images there's no firewall on by default. There's also no cloud provided firewall solution. We recommend that you secure your system immediately after you log in.
  • Fedora 25 should be available in all datacenters across the globe.
  • If you have a problem you think is Fedora specific then drop us an email at , or ping us in #fedora-cloud on Freenode. You can also let the team know if you just want to say you're enjoying using the F25 image.

Visit the DigitalOcean Fedora landing page and spin one up today!

Happy Developing!
Dusty

Fedora Cloud Vagrant Boxes in Atlas

Cross posted with this fedora magazine post

Since the release of Fedora 22, Fedora began creating Vagrant boxes for cloud images in order to make it easier to set up a local environment for development or testing. In the Fedora 22 release cycle we worked out quite a few kinks and we are again releasing libvirt and virtualbox Vagrant boxes for Fedora 23.

Additionally, for Fedora 23, we are making it easier for the users to grab these boxes by having them indexed in Hashicorp's Atlas. Atlas is essentially an index of Vagrant boxes that makes it easy to distribute them (think of it like a Docker registry for virtual machine images). By indexing the Fedora boxes in Atlas, users now have the option of using the vagrant software to download and add the boxes automatically, rather than the user having to go grab the boxes directly from the mirrors first (although this is still an option).

In order to get started with the Fedora cloud base image, run the following command:

# vagrant init fedora/23-cloud-base && vagrant up

Alternatively, to get started with Fedora Atomic host, run this command:

# vagrant init fedora/23-atomic-host && vagrant up

The above commands will grab the latest indexed images in Atlas and start a virtual machine without the user having to go download the image first. This will make it easier for Fedora users to develop and test on Fedora! If you haven't delved into Vagrant yet then you can get started by visiting the Vagrant page on the Fedora Developer Portal. Let us know on the Fedora Cloud mailing list if you have any trouble.

Dusty

Fedora 23: In the Ocean Again

Cross posted with this fedora magazine post

This week was the release week for Fedora 23, and the Fedora Project has again worked together with the DigitalOcean team to make Fedora 23 available in their service. If you're not familiar with DigitalOcean already, it is a dead simple cloud hosting platform which is great for developers.

Using Fedora on DigitalOcean

There are a couple of things to note if you are planning on using Fedora on DigitalOcean services and machines.

  • Like with other DigitalOcean images, you will log in with your ssh key as root, rather than the typical fedora user that you may be familiar with when logging in to a Fedora cloud image.
  • Similar to Fedora 21 and Fedora 22, Fedora 23 also has SELinux enabled by default.
  • In DigitalOcean images there is no firewall on by default, and there is no cloud provided firewall solution. It is highly recommended that you secure your system after you log in.
  • Fedora 23 should be available in all the newest datacenters in each region, but some legacy datacenters aren't supported.
  • If you have a problem you think is Fedora specific then drop us an email at , ping us in #fedora-cloud on freenode, or visit the Fedora cloud trac to see if it is already being worked on.

Visit the DigitalOcean Fedora landing page and spin one up today!

Happy Developing!
Dusty

F23 Cloud Base Test Day September 8th!

cross posted from this fedora magazine post

Hey everyone! Fedora 23 has been baking in the oven. The Fedora Cloud WG has elected to do a temperature check on September 8th.

For this test day we are going to concentrate on the base image. We will have vagrant boxes (see this page for how to set up your machine), qcow images, raw images, and AWS EC2 images. In a later test day we will focus on the Atomic images and Docker images.

The landing page for the Fedora Cloud Base test day is here. If you're available to test on the test day (or any other time) please go there and fill out your name and test results. Also, don't forget that you can use some of our new projects testcloud (copr link) and/or Tunir to aid in testing.

Happy testing and we hope to see you on test day!

Dusty

Fedora 22 Now Swimming in DigitalOcean

cross posted from this fedora magazine post

DigitalOcean is a cloud provider that provides a one-click deployment of a Fedora Cloud instance to an all-SSD server in under a minute. After some quick work by the DigitalOcean and Fedora Cloud teams we are pleased to announce that you can now make it rain Fedora 22 droplets!

One significant change over previous Fedora droplets is that this is the first release to have support for managing your kernel internally. Meaning if you dnf update kernel-core and reboot then you'll actually be running the kernel you updated to. Win!

Here are a couple more tips for Fedora 22 Droplets:

  • Like with other DigitalOcean images, you will log in with your ssh key as root rather than the typical fedora user that you may be familiar with when logging in to a Fedora cloud image.
  • Similar to Fedora 21, Fedora 22 also has SELinux enabled by default.
  • Fedora 22 should be available in all the newest datacenters in each region, but some legacy datacenters aren't supported. If you have a problem you think is Fedora specific then drop us an email at , ping us in #fedora-cloud on freenode, or visit the Fedora cloud trac to see if it is already being worked on.

Visit the DigitalOcean Fedora landing page and spin one up today!

Happy Developing!
Dusty

Fedora 21 now available on Digital Ocean

cross posted from this fedora magazine post

It's raining Droplets! Fedora 21 has landed in Digital Ocean's cloud hosting. Fedora 21 offers a fantastic cloud image for developers, and it's now easy for Digital Ocean users to spin it up and get started! Here are a couple of tips:

  • Like with other Digital Ocean images, you will log in with your ssh key as root rather than the typical fedora user that you may be familiar with when logging in to a Fedora cloud image.
  • This is the first time Digital Ocean has SELinux enabled by default (yay for security). If you want or need to you can still easily switch back to permissive mode; Red Hat's Dan Walsh may have a "shame on you" or two for you though.
  • Fedora 21 should be available in all the newest datacenters in each region, but some legacy datacenters aren't supported. If you have a problem you think is Fedora specific then drop us an email at , ping us in #fedora-cloud on freenode, or visit the Fedora cloud trac to see if it is already being worked on.

Happy Developing!
Dusty

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