Track image updates across downstream builds and provisioning pipelines.
HashiCorp Packer standardizes and automates the process of building system images.
Packer tracks all builds associated with your golden images, regardless of which hypervisor or cloud the build is associated with.
Set end-of-life dates for images or set up workflows that can immediately revoke images across builds.
Using the HCP provider for Terraform, the Packer data source allows teams to codify images in your Terraform configuration files rather than hard-coding them.
Build customized machine images with Packer, publish metadata to the Packer registry, and provision with Terraform. Packer provides the foundation of the image automation lifecycle and Terraform Cloud integrations ensure compliance when provisioning.
The creation and deployment of golden images at scale is crucial to an organization’s security and compliance posture. It’s important to quickly update and publish new golden images as fixes to vulnerabilities are issued. Platform teams typically use Packer to:
Adopt an “images as code” approach to automate golden image management across clouds
Standardize a golden image pipeline with image promotion and revocation workflows
Scale infrastructure provisioning with Terraform integration for end-to-end workflows throughout your organization
Packer’s plugin framework allows you to build machine images for any platform and customize with flexible provisioners.
Packer standardizes and automates the process of building system images. Get started for free and pay only for what you use.