Having issues with cloud init ubnt 2004


New Member
Aug 14, 2021
Hi Team,

been working with PVE for a few days now, I am looking into setting up a template for ubuntu 2004 that uses cloud init. However I'm having issues !!

So to start with its not an issue with PVE per say because when I used a cloud image from the ubuntu site everything worked fine, hostnames were changed as well as network settings etc ...

However I need a few base applications installed as well as zsh config etc on the template so I tried to create an image from scratch.

Steps were as follows:
  • create vm
    • added serial
    • added cloud-init drive
    • q35 (if that makes a difference)
    • default bios
  • installed ubuntu 2004 (server) as you normally would
  • made a few changed to cloud.cfg following this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8qwnXd1yRK4
  • shutdown the machine
  • converted to template
  • cloned the template (full clone)
I'm not sure if I missed a step but when I cloned the template with a different vm name the hostname did not change and it did not set the IP Address.
before starting the VM I went into the cloud init tab and regenerated the image.
I tried without regenerating the image too but that did not work either.

I have attacehd the cloud.cfg



  • cloud.txt
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