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Provisioning a Packer Image with Bash

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. At its most "basic" form, however, we can use the shell provisioner, which lets us use the machine's default shell to run commands and scripts.

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Clock icon Oct 02, 2020

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  1. Challenge

    Create the Inline Command Provisioner

    Update the packer.json file with a shell provisioner block.

    NOTE: Please give the lab an extra five minutes before logging in to the Ubuntu 18.04 Workstation server using the credentials provided.

  2. Challenge

    Create the Script Provisioner

    Continue updating the file to include the two additional scripts. Note how we had to update the original shell provisioner, as well.

  3. Challenge

    Test the Build

    1. Update the file with the provided access key, secret key, and subnet ID.
    2. Save and exit the file.
    3. Test the build.

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