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Building a LXD Image with Packer

Packer allows us to create machine images using a number of builders — including LXC images! By using the LXC builder, we can use `lxc` (or lxc1 — not LXD) to create gzipped images of the root file system that we can later deploy using operating system-level virtualization. In this hands-on lab, we'll prepare a web image with Packer and LXC.

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Clock icon Intermediate
Clock icon 30m
Clock icon Oct 02, 2020

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Table of Contents

  1. Challenge

    Write the Packer Template

    1. Move into the packer/booksite directory.
    2. Write the template based on the provided instructions.
  2. Challenge

    Test the Build

    1. Validate the JSON.
    2. Test the build.

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