Image generation for Hosted Azure Pipelines Images

Azure Pipelines Hosted Images



This repo contains the scripts and instructions to generate the images used for the Azure Pipelines hosted pool images.

Hosted image contents


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Issues and requests

If you have an issue with one of the images, please create an issue in this repo.

To add or change a tool on one of our images, see our contribution process.

Generating images

The images are generated using Packer.


How to use Packer to create Windows virtual machine images in Azure


How to use Packer to create Linux virtual machine images in Azure

Instructions to build VS2017 images