Build droplet from Docker image (or similar)

Posted April 27, 2020 1.4k views
Configuration Management

Is it possible to define the contents / configuration of a droplet using a declarative approach?

Basically I would like to use something like a Dockerfile to define the contents of the droplet.

I don’t want to launch docker and containers inside the droplet… I want to maximize the performance and build / rebuild the entire droplet using a declarative approach.

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Hi there @collimarco,

I would recommend either using a tool like Ansible to automate your Droplet provisioning or using Cloud-Config for your Initial Server Setup.

I would recommend going through this step by step tutorial here on how to do that:

Hope that this helps!

by Justin Ellingwood
A cloud-config file is a special script that is used to define configuration details for your server as it is being brought online for the first time. These are often used for completing common tasks that a user would normally have to log into the server to accomplish. In this guide, we will run through how to do some initial configuration of an Ubuntu 14.04 server using a cloud-config file with our metadata service.