OpenStack Fedora 22 image available


We are happy to announce the immediate availability of the next Fedora Base Cloud and Fedora Atomic Cloud image in our OpenStack Unsupported*1 image section. The Fedora 22 release has a number of interesting updates and a major change under the hood. Here are a few Base Cloud highlights:

  • Dandified Yum (DNF) replaces Yum
    DNF is much like the Yum software package manager (it’s largely command-line compatible), but re-written and re-engineered to provide optimal performance.
  • Python 3 as default
    Not only available as default python interpreter, but all (new) software packages within Fedora bearing Python dependencies (such as Anaconda) will be built in Python 3.
  • GCC 5.1 as the primary compiler suite
  • Atomic improvements
    The new Project Atomic update system works like git for your operating system. Now you can update and roll back with confidence and minimal downtime.
  • Elasticsearch available
    Install with a simple dnf install elasticsearch
Atomic Host Images

The Fedora Atomic Host images are specifically tailored for use with containers only. These images are a very basic Fedora 22 install with the tools for container-based application and service deployment. Use these images to deploy containers. More information can be found on the Project Atomic website.

Development and Deployment

With the release of Fedora 22, the Fedora team also offer improved development and deployment images with Updated Docker images and 'official' Vagrant Boxes for libvirt and VirtualBox. See the Fedora Cloud page at for more information on those.

Read the full announcement on Fedora Magazine at:

See our knowledge base for more information on the Fedora image.

Passwordless sudo
Be aware that for Fedora images from version 19 and up, root login is disabled. You need to login with the user "fedora". This user is allowed to sudo without password. Openstack will, if available and selected, place your key under that user.

1)Unsupported images.
Fedora images are unsupported images. This means that we don't provide any guarantees or support on the software within the image but we'd like you to have the option to use the image in OpenStack Deployments. Unsupported images are a category in the New Server deploy wizard in the Skyline OpenStack Interface.