Have you ever wanted to preconfigure your Droplet — DigitalOcean’s scalable virtual machine — before you deploy it? Do you want to use an operating system not currently available on DigitalOcean? Packer is a tool that allows you to build your own custom cloud images and deploy them.
In this Tech Talk, we’ll use Packer and Ansible to build our own custom cloud image and deploy it to DigitalOcean.
Custom Images are Linux and Unix-like images you import to DigitalOcean. You can create Droplets based custom images, which lets you migrate and scale your workloads without spending time recreating your environment from scratch.
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