LKBEN11496: How to disable cloud-init on ubuntu server


At boot time you see some cloud services which you do not want


Cloud-init is enabled by default but can be easily disabled


To disable the cloud services on Ubuntu Server you create the following a file called "cloud-init.disabled" in the /etc/cloud directory.

Check how long and which cloud services are started on your system:

systemd-analyze blame|grep -i cloud

Output will be something like:

cd /etc/cloud
sudo touch cloud-init.disabled

If you reboot your system and check angain, you will not find any cloud services anymore.

Hava fun.


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About the Author

Author: Wim Peeters - Keskon GmbH & Co. KG

Wim Peeters is electronics engineer with an additional master in IT and over 30 years of experience, including time spent in support, development, consulting, training and database administration. Wim has worked with SQL Server since version 6.5. He has developed in C/C++, Java and C# on Windows and Linux. He writes knowledge base articles to solve IT problems and publishes them on the Lubby Knowledge Platform.

Latest update: 14/01/2021 | Comment: