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Getting Started with Terraform - Second Edition by Kirill Shirinkin

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Baking images with Packer

Packer was released back in 2013 with the goal of simplifying, automating, and codifying the image creation process. It removes all the pain from baking images for different platforms by replacing many manual steps with a single JSON template fed to the CLI. It is written in the Go programming language, just like Terraform. Installing it is a piece of cake--just download the archive for your operating system from https://www.packer.io/downloads.html and extract the binary to a directory available in your $PATH environment variable. Then, verify your installation:

$> packer -v
0.12.0

You are all set up to bake images! To do so, just run packer build my_template.json. It won't work, of course, because we don't have ...

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