Description of problem:
The cloud-init package is not installed in the normal 7.x and 8 images on Azure. This makes deploying RHEL much harder than it has to be.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. deploy RHEL 7/8 image on Azure with custom-data
2. log in
3. custom-data script has not been executed
My bootstrap script is not executed
My bootstrap script is executed
Thanks for your bugzilla report.
Support for cloud-init provisioning on Azure was recently announced for RHEL 7.6 and later:
Only WALinuxAgent provisioning was supported prior to this.
Microsoft should be providing on-demand RHEL images with cloud-init in the near future.
If you want to bring your own RHEL subscription to Azure using Cloud-Access, here is Microsoft's
instructions for doing that: