Linode StackScripts can be used for a variety of use cases. This guide covers some of the more common use cases, like automating common system adminstration tasks, demonstrating your software, distributing your software, or deploying cluster instances. There are few limitations to what you can automate using a StackScript, because its underlying mechanism works just like any script you might execute on a Linux system.
This guide shows you how to create a Linode StackScript using the Linode Cloud Manager. You will also learn how to perform various tasks, like editing an Account StackScript, making an Account StackScript public, and deleting an Account StackScript.
Linode StackScripts allow you to automate system administration and configuration tasks. You can deploy a new Linode using a StackScript that will perform its scripted tasks during the Linode's first boot process. This guide will show you the various ways that you can deploy a new Linode using StackScripts and the Linode Cloud Manager.
Writing a script for use in a StackScript is similar to writing any script that can be executed by a Linux system. This guide will provide you with details on the StackScript system, including script requirements, how to import an existing StackScript into a new StackScript, information on user defined fields, and more.