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Packer

Version 1.8.0

Open source tool for creating identical machine images.

Packer overview

Packer is a tool for creating identical machine images for multiple platforms from a single source configuration.

Rapid Infrastructure Deployment
  • Use Terraform to launch completely provisioned and configured machine instances with Packer images in seconds.
Multi-provider Portability
  • Identical images allow you to run dev, staging, and production environments across platforms.
Improved Stability
  • By provisioning instances from stable images installed and configured by Packer, you can ensure buggy software does not get deployed.
Increased Dev / Production Parity
  • Keep dev, staging, and production environments as similar as possible by generating images for multiple platforms at the same time.
Reliable Continuous Delivery
  • Generate new machine images for multiple platforms, launch and test, and verify the infrastructure changes work; then, use Terraform to put your images in production.
Appliance Demo Creation
  • Create software appliances and disposable product demos quickly, even with software that changes continuously.

What’s new in version 1.8.0

Updated on Mar 07 2022

Features:
  • New command packer plugins command and subcommands to manage external plugins.
Improvements:
  • Core: add a env argument to provisioner blocks that allow for setting a map of key/value pairs to inject prior to the execute_command. the env argument is an alternative to using environment_vars for setting environment variables, which has the added ability to read from packer datasources.
  • Core: bump version of go-getter to allow for downloading isos with pgp signed checksums.
  • Core: docker images are now available for all supported architectures that the linux binaries are built for including arm, arm64, 386, and amd64
  • Core: packer's linux package service configs and pre/post install scripts are now available under .release/linux.
  • Core: packer's linux packages are now available for all supported linux architectures including arm, arm64, 386, and amd64
  • Core: the dockerfile that is used to build the packer docker image available at hashicorp/packer now lives in the root of this repo. the readme that describes how to build the docker targets defined in the dockerfile are available under ./release/docker/readme.md.
  • Core: the packer-plugin-check command has been removed. plugin maintainers should update their release configuration to use the packer-sdc plugin- check command.
Bug fixes:
  • Core/hcl2: fixes an issue preventing builds from pausing between provisioners when the --debug argument has been passed.
  • Core/hcl2: fixes a data loss issue when merging an empty-object map to a non- empty map variable.
  • Core/hcl2: fixes a regression where references to locals via the lookup function were failing to find defined keys.
  • Core/hcl2: fixes an issue where hcp packer build labels from the first completed build image were being copied to all images within the same build.
  • Core: hcp packer datasources will no longer fail for iterations with scheduled revocations.
  • Core: packer darwin builds now use macos system dns resolver for resolving hostnames.

Information

License

Free

Size

36.4 MB

Developer’s website

https://www.hashicorp.com

Downloads

122

App requirements

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