Cloud-init for RHEL 5 virtual machines

Solution Verified - Updated -


  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5


  • What do we use for RHEL 5 to run some scripts during the first boot?


  • Red Hat does not have officially supported cloud-init packages for RHEL5, but there are cloud-init packages in the EPEL repository.
## RHEL/CentOS 5 32-Bit ##
# wget
# rpm -ivh epel-release-5-4.noarch.rpm

## RHEL/CentOS 5 64-Bit ##
# wget
# rpm -ivh epel-release-5-4.noarch.rpm

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Title says RHEL 6 but the solution appears to be for RHEL 5.

Thanks, Jeff. I fixed the article title.