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Apr 05 2018 Randall Thomson
LogicMonitor Uses Terraform, Packer & Consul for Disaster Recovery Environments
LogicMonitor is the SaaS-based, performance monitoring platform for complex and distributed IT infrastructure. With out-of-the-box coverage for thousands of technologies, LogicMonitor provides granular visibility into infrastructure and application performance. LogicMonitor’s automated device discovery, preconfigured alert thresholds, and rich customizable dashboards, come together to give IT teams the speed, flexibility, and actionable insights required to succeed in today’s competitive markets.
This blog takes a look at how LogicMonitor utilizes HashiCorp Packer, Terraform, and Consul to quickly detect and rebuild when datacenter outages occur.
Apr 04 2017 Mitchell Hashimoto
HashiCorp Packer 1.0
We're announcing HashiCorp Packer 1.0. Packer is a tool for building images for cloud platforms, virtual machines, containers, and more from a single source configuration.
Packer 1.0 is a significant milestone. Packer is a powerful and full-featured tool to create cloud images and application packages. Today, Packer is in use by tens of thousands of organizations worldwide to automate their image creation.
Packer 1.0 is a promise of stability and backwards compatibility. We will continue to develop releases for 1.0 to fix any issues that may exist. At the same time, development on major new versions of Packer are underway.
Mar 22 2016 Burzin Patel
Azure Resource Manager Support for Packer and Terraform
We are excited to announce Azure Resource Manager (ARM) support for HashiCorp’s core infrastructure configuration and provisioning tools, Packer and Terraform. Now all of HashiCorp's open source tools - Vagrant, Packer, Terraform, Consul, Nomad, Vault, Otto - support best practices for application delivery on Microsoft Azure.
HashiCorp tools focus on workflows, not technologies. Users of our tools can apply the same workflow for infrastructure provisioning, application deployment, application maintenance, and security across all their infrastructure — both on-premises and in the cloud. As a result, enterprises save time on infrastructure management so they can commit more resources towards solving business-critical needs.
Read on to learn more about the HashiCorp workflow for infrastructure automation on Microsoft Azure.
Jul 29 2015 Justin Campbell
Packer & Terraform Notifications in Atlas
We are pleased to announce the availability of Packer Build and Terraform Run notifications in Atlas. Notifications build on top of our Consul Alerts infrastructure, providing real-time notification of important events in Atlas, such as a Packer build finishing, or a Terraform plan needing confirmation before an apply.
We have also added the ability to customize notification methods for individual build configurations or environments.
Continue reading to learn more about how Packer and Terraform integrate with Atlas, and to see more screenshots of Atlas notifications.
Jun 23 2015 Mitchell Hashimoto
HashiCorp Packer 0.8
We've released Packer 0.8. Packer is a tool for building virtual machine images, containers, and other deployable artifacts.
Packer 0.7 has been out for almost a year (with minor releases since then), and we decided it was time for a major release. Packer 0.8 is an immensely large release, with over a dozen new features. A big thanks to the community who had over 100 pull requests, as well as to HashiCorp employees Chris Bednarski and Clint Shryock
who both dedicated time to this release.
Packer 0.8 is available immediately for download and is already running within Atlas.
Feature highlights for Packer 0.8:
WinRM and Windows Provisioners
Windows AWS Images
SSH Agent Forwarding, Bastion Hosts, and more
OpenStack Identity v3 and more
Local Shell Script Provisioning
Dozens of smaller improvements
Apr 16 2015 Jack Pearkes
Packer in Atlas: Automate the Building and Managing of Vagrant Boxes and Machine Images
Today we are announcing Packer integration with Atlas. Automate remotely running Packer builds, store and version artifacts, and quickly distribute Vagrant boxes to your team or the community.
Packer is an open source project by HashiCorp for building machine images. It can build AMIs, Virtualbox images, Docker images, Vagrant boxes and more, with a broad range of support for both machine and cloud provider images.
With Packer now integrated with Atlas, builds can be run remotely and the resulting artifacts, such as Vagrant boxes, can be easily stored in Atlas. Developer machines or other environments can now be freed from running Packer builds. Logs for the build and storage process are kept in Atlas to provide a full history of artifact changes, so a single person or an entire team can audit changes in a simple web interface.
Read on to learn more and see screenshots of Packer + Atlas in action.
Jul 11 2014 Jack Pearkes
Automated Pre-Provisioned Development Environments
Note: Vagrant Cloud is no longer an independent product. It's features are now part of Atlas.
Vagrant was introduced in 2010 to make creating, sharing and interacting with development environments simple and reproducible.
Today, Vagrant environments...