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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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Create the Inline Command Provisioner
packer.jsonfile with a
NOTE: Please give the lab an extra five minutes before logging in to the Ubuntu 18.04 Workstation server using the credentials provided.
Create the Script Provisioner
Continue updating the file to include the two additional scripts. Note how we had to update the original
shellprovisioner, as well.
Test the Build
- Update the file with the provided access key, secret key, and subnet ID.
- Save and exit the file.
- Test the build.
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