How to use Packer on Ubuntu to create images on Azure/AWS/GCP

Install Packer on Ubuntu to create server machine images for any of the cloud platforms (Azure/AWS/GCP).  To start using Packer on any of the cloud platforms, the recommended way is to deploy a server with Packer installed, fully configured and setup. You can deploy Packer from any of the cloud marketplaces below:

Setup Packer on Azure


Deploy Packer on Ubuntu Server

create azure images using packer

Setup Packer on AWS


Deploy Packer on Ubuntu Server

create aws images using packer

Setup Packer on GCP


Deploy Packer on Ubuntu Server

create GCP images with packer

Getting Started


Once your Packer server has been deployed, the following links explain how to connect to a Linux VM:



Once connected and logged in, the following section explains how to start using Packer.

Using Packer


Once logged in, you’re ready to start using Packer. Simply run the packer command straight from your terminal



The following links to documentation explain how to use Packer for each cloud platform



If you have issues with installing Packer in your cloud environment leave a comment below or contact us directly and we will assist it getting the server up and running


Packer Support


Support for using Packer can be found on their community section:


Disclaimer: Packer is a registered trademark of HashiCorp, Inc and is licensed under Mozilla Public License v2. No warrantee of any kind, express or implied, is included with this software. Use at your risk, responsibility for damages (if any) to anyone resulting from the use of this software rest entirely with the user. The author is not responsible for any damage that its use could cause.
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Andrew Fitzgerald

Cloud Solution Architect. Helping customers transform their business to the cloud. 20 years experience working in complex infrastructure environments and a Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert on everything Cloud

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