Announcing HCP Packer
Build automated machine images
Create identical machine images for multiple platforms from a single source configuration.
Rapid Infrastructure Deployment
Use Terraform to launch completely provisioned and configured machine instances with Packer images in seconds.
Identical images allow you to run dev, staging, and production environments across platforms.
By provisioning instances from stable images installed and configured by Packer, you can ensure buggy software does not get deployed.
Increased Dev / Production Parity
Keep dev, staging, and production environments as similar as possible by generating images for multiple platforms at the same time.
Reliable Continuous Delivery
Generate new machine images for multiple platforms, launch and test, and verify the infrastructure changes work; then, use Terraform to put your images in production.
Appliance Demo Creation
Create software appliances and disposable product demos quickly, even with software that changes continuously.
Extending Packer with Plugins
Extend Packer’s functionality without modifying Packer core. Plugins are capable of adding these components:
- Data sources