» DigitalOcean Import Post-Processor

Type: digitalocean-import

The Packer DigitalOcean Import post-processor takes an image artifact from various builders and imports it to DigitalOcean.

» How Does it Work?

The import process operates uploading a temporary copy of the image to DigitalOcean Spaces and then importing it as a custom image via the DigialOcean API. The temporary copy in Spaces can be discarded after the import is complete.

For information about the requirements to use an image for a DigitalOcean Droplet, see DigitalOcean's Custom Images documentation.

» Configuration

There are some configuration options available for the post-processor.

Required:

  • api_token (string) - A personal access token used to communicate with the DigitalOcean v2 API. This may also be set using the DIGITALOCEAN_API_TOKEN environmental variable.

  • spaces_key (string) - The access key used to communicate with Spaces. This may also be set using the DIGITALOCEAN_SPACES_ACCESS_KEY environmental variable.

  • spaces_secret (string) - The secret key used to communicate with Spaces. This may also be set using the DIGITALOCEAN_SPACES_SECRET_KEY environmental variable.

  • spaces_region (string) - The name of the region, such as nyc3, in which to upload the image to Spaces.

  • space_name (string) - The name of the specific Space where the image file will be copied to for import. This Space must exist when the post-processor is run.

  • image_name (string) - The name to be used for the resulting DigitalOcean custom image.

  • image_regions (array of string) - A list of DigitalOcean regions, such as nyc3, where the resulting image will be available for use in creating Droplets.

Optional:

  • image_description (string) - The description to set for the resulting imported image.

  • image_distribution (string) - The name of the distribution to set for the resulting imported image.

  • image_tags (array of strings) - A list of tags to apply to the resulting imported image.

  • keep_input_artifact (boolean) - if true, do not delete the source virtual machine image after importing it to the cloud. Defaults to false.

  • skip_clean (boolean) - Whether we should skip removing the image file uploaded to Spaces after the import process has completed. "true" means that we should leave it in the Space, "false" means to clean it out. Defaults to false.

  • space_object_name (string) - The name of the key used in the Space where the image file will be copied to for import. If not specified, this will default to "packer-import-{{timestamp}}".

  • timeout (number) - The length of time in minutes to wait for individual steps in the process to successfully complete. This includes both importing the image from Spaces as well as distributing the resulting image to additional regions. If not specified, this will default to 20.

» Basic Example

Here is a basic example:

{
  "type": "digitalocean-import",
  "api_token": "{{user `token`}}",
  "spaces_key": "{{user `key`}}",
  "spaces_secret": "{{user `secret`}}",
  "spaces_region": "nyc3",
  "space_name": "import-bucket",
  "image_name": "ubuntu-18.10-minimal-amd64",
  "image_description": "Packer import {{timestamp}}",
  "image_regions": ["nyc3", "nyc2"],
  "image_tags": ["custom", "packer"]
}