Some Packer templates to build Windows and Linux images in AWS and VMWare
Switch branches/tags
Nothing to show
Clone or download
Fetching latest commit…
Cannot retrieve the latest commit at this time.
Failed to load latest commit information.
bootstrap gotta love windows Feb 21, 2016
provisioners virtualbox for ubuntu and windows Jul 28, 2016
templates virtualbox for ubuntu and windows Jul 28, 2016
LICENSE LICENSE Feb 26, 2016 how to run Feb 21, 2016

This repo contains some examples for building AWS AMIs and VMWare templates using Packer

Folder structure

The packer code is structured as follows:

  • bootstrap: This folder contains bootstrap scripts for AWS and VMWare.
  • files: This folder contains static files.
  • provisioners: This folder contains provisioning Powershell scripts, Ansible playbooks, etc.
  • templates: This folder contains the Packer templates. Each template sub-folder should contain a explaining the usage of the template.

How to use the templates


  • Install either VMWare Fusion if you are using MacOSx or VMWare Workstation if you are using Windows or Linux
  • Run packer build templates/windows-server-2012/vmware-2012R2-servicebox.json


  • Create a VPC with at least a subnet where you will run the instance to build the AMI
  • Create a Security group allowing ports 3389 (RDP) and 5985 (WinRM)
  • Run packer build -var 'aws_access_key=YOUR_KEY' -var 'aws_secret_key=YOUR_SECRET' -var 'subnet_id=subnet-XXXXXX' -var 'security_group_id=sg-YYYYYY' templates/windows-server-2012/aws-win2012R2-servicebox.json or if you have the AWS CLI tool configure with an ~/.aws/credentials file you can omit the aws credentals parameters