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Building Automated Machine Images with HashiCorp Packer

What you’ll learn

  • The MOST Up-To-Date Course on HashiCorp Packer
  • Learn to Automate the Creation of Machine Images
  • Understand the Core Components and Functionality of Packer
  • Perform Real-World Solutions with Packer HCL2
  • Get Hands-On Experience with Packer Using our Included Labs
  • Access to all the Course Content – Slides, Hands-On Labs, Mind Maps, and Lab Guides


  • No Packer Experience Necessary – We’ll Fully Prepare You with this Course
  • Basic understanding of one or more infrastructure platforms (AWS, Azure, VMware, OpenStack, etc.)
  • Linux or Windows OS scripting is a plus but not required


Building Automated Machine Images with HashiCorp Packer. Master HashiCorp Packer to automate your machine images across multiple platforms – a critical skill to enabling automation in your environments.

This is the most extensive and thorough course on Udemy for learning how to use HashiCorp Packer in your organization. It is the only course that teaches you all about using HCL2 to create your Packer templates, the new standard moving forward. It doesn’t matter if you have never used Packer before or have been writing Packer templates in the older JSON style. You’ll step away from this course ready to tackle any Packer build.

This course includes in-depth lectures on all of the core HashiCorp Packer components and tons of included labsYou also get access to hands-on labs that you can perform in your own environment, as we believe taking a hands-on approach is the best way to learn. Each lesson includes a mindmap of the topics, a PDF of the slides, and multiple labs to demonstrate the topics at hand.

Beyond getting comfortable with HashiCorp Packer, we’re taking it one step further and showing you how to integrate HashiCorp Packer with other automation tools, such as HashiCorp Terraform, HashiCorp Vault, and GitLab CI/CD. We’ll demonstrate building images on multiple public cloud platforms, and we’ll even show you how to build VMware images using Packer.

We cover a wide variety of topics, including:

  • HashiCorp Packer intro and the problems it solves
  • Use Cases and Examples
  • Writing Packer Templates using HCL2 (the new standard for Packer 1.7+)
  • Different Builders
  • Using Variables
  • Provisioners
  • Post-Processors
  • Code Organization
  • Integrations such as automation pipelines, secrets management, Terraform, and more.

You will get lifetime access to a wealth of content plus all of the labs for your own use. Don’t forget that this course also comes with Udemy’s 30-day guarantee.


About HashiCorp Packer

Packer is an open-source tool for creating identical machine images for multiple platforms from a single source configuration. Packer is lightweight, runs on every major operating system, and is highly performant, creating machine images for multiple platforms in parallel.

Who this course is for:

  • DevOps Engineers looking to simplify the management of images in one or more platforms
  • Automation Engineers who want to create an image factory
  • Engineers who want to easily manage one or many golden images for their workloads
  • System administrators responsible for image and operating system maintenance and patching

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