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Download the open source Packer binary and run locally or within your environments.
Create one workflow for images across multiple clouds and private infrastructure.
Plugins extend Packer’s functionality without modifying Packer core by adding new builders, provisioners, post-processors, and data sources.
Automate the creation of any type of machine image. Customize images to match application and organizational requirements.
Integrate image management with provisioning workflows to automate updates across downstream builds.
Create one security and compliance workflow for images that are provisioned across multiple clouds.
Create multi-cloud golden image pipelines with HCP Packer and Terraform Cloud.
Build an Ubuntu machine image on AWS in this tutorial.
Build a Docker image on your local machine without using any paid cloud resources.
Create a Packer image with a user group, a new user with authorized SSH keys, and a Go web app. Then, deploy this image using Terraform.
Create a vSphere template using Packer and provision a virtual machine (VM) from that template using Terraform.
Use template files to reduce duplication when building multiple images.
Upgrade a Packer JSON template that builds a Docker image to HCL2, then add provisioners and post processors to the upgraded HCL2 template.