Launching Alpine Linux on Firecracker like a boss

The quest to launch an ETCD cluster on Firecracker starts here. In this post, I’m describing how I’ve built my initial Alpine 3.13 VMM with OpenSSH and a dedicated sudoer user. In AWS, when one launches a Ubuntu instance, one can access it via ssh ubuntu@<address>, a CentOS VM is ssh centos@<address>. At the end of this write up, I’ll have ssh alpine@<address>. This VMM will have access to the outside world so I can install additional software and even ping the BBC!
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