Learn how to build a basic golden image pipeline with HCP Packer and Terraform in this learn lab.
A golden image is a base image on top of which developers can build applications, letting them focus on the application itself instead of system dependencies and patches. A typical golden image includes common system, logging, and monitoring tools, recent security patches, and application dependencies.
This learn lab will cover 3 steps in building a basic golden image pipeline:
Build an Amazon Machine Image (AMI) as a base image or "golden image"
Put an application on top of that golden image
Deploy the image and application to EC2 with Terraform