How to create a customised Cloud Ubuntu Pro image#

  • Launch an Ubuntu Pro instance on your cloud of choice

  • Customise the instance as you see fit

  • Run the command: sudo rm /etc/machine-id

  • Use your cloud platform to clone or snapshot this VM as a golden image


Prior to Pro Client version 27.11, when launching instances based on this instance, you will need to re-enable any non-standard Ubuntu Pro services that you enabled on the image. This will be faster on the new instance because it was already enabled on the image. You will not need to reboot for e.g. fips or fips-updates.