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Provisioning a Packer Image with Ansible
Packer lets us create machine images for a variety of platforms through code. Part of the image creation process involves provisioning the machine, which can be done with a variety of provisioners, including Ansible. Oftentimes, you may well be provisioning Packer images for that same Ansible workstation; in this lab, we'll explore how to use your existing Ansible setup to provision your Packer images.
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Add the Provisioner Block
provisionerblock using the Ansible provisioner type. Note that the
webgroup should be assigned and the playbook is located at
Test the Build
Update the file with the provided access key, secret key, and subnet ID, and then run
packer buildagainst the template.
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