Cloud-init status 07/13/2021

Hello cloud-init

The purpose of this communication is to provide a status update and
highlights for any interesting subjects from cloud-init upstream. If
you would like to reach the server team, you can find us at
the #cloud-init channel on Freenode. Alternatively, you can sign up
and use the cloud-init mailing list
cloud-init discourse hub for more


Upstream release 21.3 is scheduled for August 28th, see the
cloud-init 2021 release schedule to keep tabs on upcoming release info.


  • tools: add support for building rpms on rocky linux (#940)
  • ssh-util: allow cloudinit to merge all ssh keys into a custom user
    file, defined in AuthorizedKeysFile (#937) [Emanuele Giuseppe Esposito]
    (LP: #1911680)
  • VMware: new “allow_raw_data” switch (#939) [xiaofengw-vmware]
  • bump pycloudlib version (#935)
  • add renanrodrigo as a contributor (#938) [Renan Rodrigo]
  • testing: simplify (#932)
  • freebsd/net_v1 format: read MTU from root (#930) [Gonéri Le Bouder]
  • Add new network activators to bring up interfaces (#919)
    • Detect a Python version change and clear the cache (#857)
      [Robert Schweikert]


  • ec2: Increase console wait time to 5 minutes

Contact the cloud-init upstream developers