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User Data Script Examples

It is possible to add user data scripts to be ran during cloud init of a VM when it first starts.

To add your own scripts to a given VM, make sure that cloud init is installed on the VM, and then do the following:

  1. Open the VM Editor for the given VM.
  2. Select the “configuration management” tab.
  3. Check the box at the top that states that cloud init is installed on the VM.
  4. Add your script to the user data section below. 

Here are some examples of scripts that can be added as user data:

Example #1

echo ‘my_script' > /tmp/my_script

Example #2

ssh_import_id: [smoser]
- source: "ppa:smoser/ppa”
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