This tutorial walks you through automating the process of building a VMware template of Ubuntu 20.04. The tutorial utilizes HashiCorp Packer and is ideal for a completely hands-off approach of creating reliable and consistent templates to deploy off of. For example, the images is able to further be customized and deployed with Terraform. This tutorial is specific to Ubuntu 20.04 and the process for earlier versions of Ubuntu will be different.
The previous tutorial walks you through automating the process of building a VMware Template of Windows Server 2019! Check it out!
What you’ll learn:
- What is HashiCorp Packer ?
- How to use Packer Build
- Create an Ubuntu 20.04 VMware Template
The full tutorial is available on my GitHub Packer Repository. The end result is a fully provisioned VMware Virtual Machine Template which could be deployed using Terraform.