Automate image creation across clouds.
Compose Packer config files using HCL.
Connect to VCS for image source code.
Create images in parallel for multiple deployment environments from a single source file.
Deploy images to major cloud providers from a single source file.
View and search state of images across all workspaces.
View image descendants/dependencies.
Gain visibility into HCP Packer usage and stream audit logs to Amazon CloudWatch and Datadog.
Track and govern all images throughout your infrastructure estate.
Publish golden images to the HCP Packer artifact registry.
Create one security and compliance workflow for images that are provisioned across multiple clouds and private infrastructure.
Reference image channels to always use the correct artifact version.
See when image versions were made available and who released them.
Validate image health with Terraform continuous validation.
Set end-of-life dates for images and automate revocation with downstream builds across image pipelines.
Integrate with technology partners such as VMware, VirtualBox, and Docker. Use the 50+ community plugins including Ansible, Openstack, and Nutanix.
Integrate Packer into the image workflows your team uses every day.
Change a golden image once and update all downstream builds.
Use the HCP provider Packer data source to manage images in Terraform.
Promote artifacts for downstream consumers, query through Terraform using HCL, and deploy with no-code provisioning.
Revoke just the base image or all associated downstream dependencies.
Choose to roll back channels to previous version as part of artifact revocation.
Create identical machine images for multiple platforms from a single source configuration. By codifying commonly used base images as golden images, they can be standardized, secured, and updated using automation.
Automate updates for base images and downstream builds. Track image metadata, including parent/child ancestry relationships, to identify out-of-date builds. Extend image management to provisioning workflows with Terraform integration. Identify the correct version of images for downstream consumers to use by assigning image iterations to custom channels.
Codify security hardening and compliance baselines to ensure golden images are consistent. Using channels in the Packer image registry, the approved version of every image is discoverable and vulnerable images can be revoked to prevent their use.