Building a Golden Image Pipeline with HashiCorp Packer and Azure DevOps
Feb 05, 2020
Learn how to use HashiCorp Packer in an Azure pipeline to maintain immutable infrastructure.
Brad Stevens, a Cloud Technical Lead at CDW discusses golden images in this talk: A battle-tested virtual machine template that forms the foundation for all other VMs used in the infrastructure. Sometimes they're called base images or image templates, but the goal remains the same: immutable infrastructure.
HashiCorp Packer has become the standard open source tool for creating golden images from code. In this session from Microsoft Ignite, you'll see how to create pipelines to host golden images in Azure, and make them available through Azure's Shared Image Gallery. Simply do the configuration work once, and use it across your entire infrastructure. It will save you time, make you faster and reduce human error.