One of the CentOS 8 time servers in the homelab let me down recently, so I decided to replace it with Photon OS and Chrony
This article explains how to use Cloud-Init with vRealize Automation and vSphere without requiring a CD drive in every VM.
Having created a Windows template, in Part 6 of this series it's now time to make one for Linux using my go-to distro, CentOS 8.
In part 4 of this series it's finally time to introduce some JSON. The variables that I re-use in every template for telling Packer where to provision machines.
In part 3 of this series I cover some of the configuration and terminology required to get going with builds and that will be used in the rest of the series.
Now Packer is introduced, it's time to prepare for using it to create some vSphere templates. This is part 2 of a series.
Bored of hand-rolling vSphere templates? I was! This is part 1 of a series that documents creating vSphere templates using Packer.