Azure DevOps

Building Packer Images with Azure DevOps

Building Packer Images with Azure DevOps

We've looked previously at using the open source tool https://www.packer.io/intro/ from Hashicorp to automate the process of building Azure VM images, which can then be consumed using either single VMs or VM scale sets. By using this tool and some PowerShell DSC scripts, we have been able to automate the process of spinning up a VM in Azure, installing the required software and configuration, running Sysprep and capturing an image. So far we have done this by running our Packer script manually from the command line.