»Scaleway Builder

Type: scaleway

The scaleway Packer builder is able to create new images for use with Scaleway. The builder takes a source image, runs any provisioning necessary on the image after launching it, then snapshots it into a reusable image. This reusable image can then be used as the foundation of new servers that are launched within Scaleway.

The builder does not manage snapshots. Once it creates an image, it is up to you to use it or delete it.

»Configuration Reference

There are many configuration options available for the builder. They are segmented below into two categories: required and optional parameters. Within each category, the available configuration keys are alphabetized.

In addition to the options listed here, a communicator can be configured for this builder.


  • organization_id (string) - The organization id to use to identify your organization. It can also be specified via environment variable SCALEWAY_ORGANIZATION. Your organization id is available in the "Account" section of the control panel. Previously named: api_access_key with environment variable: SCALEWAY_API_ACCESS_KEY

  • api_token (string) - The token to use to authenticate with your account. It can also be specified via environment variable SCALEWAY_API_TOKEN. You can see and generate tokens in the "Credentials" section of the control panel.

  • image (string) - The UUID of the base image to use. This is the image that will be used to launch a new server and provision it. See the images list get the complete list of the accepted image UUID.

  • region (string) - The name of the region to launch the server in (par1 or ams1). Consequently, this is the region where the snapshot will be available.

  • commercial_type (string) - The name of the server commercial type: ARM64-128GB, ARM64-16GB, ARM64-2GB, ARM64-32GB, ARM64-4GB, ARM64-64GB, ARM64-8GB, C1, C2L, C2M, C2S, START1-L, START1-M, START1-S, START1-XS, X64-120GB, X64-15GB, X64-30GB, X64-60GB


  • server_name (string) - The name assigned to the server. Default packer-UUID

  • image_name (string) - The name of the resulting image that will appear in your account. Default packer-TIMESTAMP

  • snapshot_name (string) - The name of the resulting snapshot that will appear in your account. Default packer-TIMESTAMP

  • boottype (string) - The type of boot, can be either local or bootscript. Default bootscript

  • bootscript (string) - The id of an existing bootscript to use when booting the server.

  • remove_volume (boolean) - Force Packer to delete volume associated with the resulting snapshot after the build. Default false.

»Basic Example

Here is a basic example. It is completely valid as soon as you enter your own access tokens:

  "type": "scaleway",
  "organization_id": "YOUR ORGANIZATION ID",
  "api_token": "YOUR TOKEN",
  "image": "UUID OF THE BASE IMAGE",
  "region": "par1",
  "commercial_type": "START1-S",
  "ssh_username": "root",
  "ssh_private_key_file": "~/.ssh/id_rsa"

When you do not specified the ssh_private_key_file, a temporarily SSH keypair is generated to connect the server. This key will only allow the root user to connect the server.