The Packer vSphere post-processor takes an artifact and uploads it to a vSphere endpoint. The artifact must have a vmx/ova/ovf image.
There are many configuration options available for the post-processor. They are segmented below into two categories: required and optional parameters. Within each category, the available configuration keys are alphabetized.
cluster(string) - The cluster to upload the VM to.
datacenter(string) - The name of the datacenter within vSphere to add the VM to.
datastore(string) - The name of the datastore to store this VM. This is not required if
host(string) - The vSphere host that will be contacted to perform the VM upload.
password(string) - Password to use to authenticate to the vSphere endpoint.
username(string) - The username to use to authenticate to the vSphere endpoint.
vm_name(string) - The name of the VM once it is uploaded.
esxi_host(string) - Target vSphere host. Used to assign specific esx host to upload the resulting VM to, when a vCenter Server is used as
host. Can be either a hostname (e.g. "packer-esxi1", requires proper DNS setup and/or correct DNS search domain setting) or an ipv4 address.
disk_mode(string) - Target disk format. See
ovftoolmanual for available options. By default, "thick" will be used.
insecure(boolean) - Whether or not the connection to vSphere can be done over an insecure connection. By default this is false.
keep_input_artifact(boolean) - When
true, preserve the local VM files, even after importing them to vsphere. Defaults to
resource_pool(string) - The resource pool to upload the VM to.
vm_folder(string) - The folder within the datastore to store the VM.
vm_network(string) - The name of the VM network this VM will be added to.
overwrite(boolean) - If it's true force the system to overwrite the existing files instead create new ones. Default is false
options(array of strings) - Custom options to add in ovftool. See
ovftool --helpto list all the options