Packer Examples for Photon OS

Packer is an open source tool that enables you to create identical machine images for multiple platforms.

VMware maintains a GitHub project that includes examples for creating Photon OS machine images using Packer.

Vagrant Boxes

vmware/photon-packer-templates

This project provides examples to automate the creation of Photon OS machine images as Vagrant boxes using Packer and the Packer Plugins for VMware (vmware-iso) and Virtualbox (virtualbox).

The Vagrant boxes included in the project can be run on the following providers:

  • VMware Fusion (vmware_desktop)
  • VMware Workstation Pro (vmware_desktop)
  • VirtualBox (virtualbox)

This project is also used to generate the offical vmware/photon Vagrant boxes.

All examples are authored in the HashiCorp Configuration Language (“HCL2”).



Last modified November 29, 2021: Update Packer Examples (437084de0)