Building a LXD Image with Packer

30 minutes
  • 2 Learning Objectives

About this Hands-on Lab

Packer allows us to create machine images using a number of builders — including LXC images! By using the LXC builder, we can use `lxc` (or lxc1 — not LXD) to create gzipped images of the root file system that we can later deploy using operating system-level virtualization. In this hands-on lab, we’ll prepare a web image with Packer and LXC.

Learning Objectives

Successfully complete this lab by achieving the following learning objectives:

Write the Packer Template
  1. Move into the packer/booksite directory.
  2. Write the template based on the provided instructions.
Test the Build
  1. Validate the JSON.
  2. Test the build.

Additional Resources

You are a DevOps Engineer in charge of automating all builds. The frontend team has provided you with the website files that need to be uploaded, and you've crafted a deploy.sh script to provision the container. Create a Packer template using the LXC builder to create a web image using Ubuntu 18.04.

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