Packer templates for building minimal Vagrant baseboxes for multiple platforms (by chef)

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  • Can I **completely** automate the provisioning of Debian servers/laptops?
    2 projects | /r/debian | 8 Oct 2022
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    2 projects | /r/sysadmin | 18 Feb 2022
  • Looking for CI/CD practice for home
    2 projects | /r/devops | 3 Jan 2022
    I've previously used Hashicorp Packer configs in a private git repo (based on the 'chef bento' configs used for many standard Vagrant boxes) that can build template server images for and then deploy a complete fully unattended CI pipeline from scratch, using nothing more than Apache Subversion (built into CentOS and RHEL but also has an excellent Windows version!) and Jenkins. Takes under 15 mins to provision both and can be tested locally (and completely offline!) in Virtualbox as it uses a limited amount of resources. I developed the solution for a rather risk averse client that required a cheap and easy reusable centrally managed CI pipeline that could handle larger sources than git by default and be built from artefacts on a private 'air-gapped and sheep-dipped' LAN with verified SHA256 hashes for all vendor binaries. Source:
  • Who still uses vagrant and why?
    2 projects | /r/devops | 13 Aug 2021
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