Want to get on board with the benefits of Docker, but your organization just isn't ready for such a large change yet? This course, Designing Immutable Infrastructure with Packer, shows you how to achieve many of the same benefits Docker provides using Packer's immutable infrastructure principles. You'll learn how to create reusable, source-controlled, fast-deploying images that allow you to scale your architecture with ease. Not only that, you'll learn to reuse code you've already written to create these images, saving you time and money! Finally, you'll cover the when and why of making the transition from Packer to Docker, and how Packer makes this transition simpler. By the end of this course, you'll be able to create immutable infrastructure in Packer, and you'll be more prepared for a potential transition to Docker.
Hi everyone, my name is Paul Kirby and welcome to my course Designing Immutable Infrastructure with Packer.
I am a DevOps Engineer, specializing in automation.
Immutable Infrastructure is all the rage these days, from Docker to ahmi-based deployments in AWS. Packer is a simple, easy tool to bring about the Immutable Infrastructure revolution in your organization without making huge changes!
In this course, we're going to learn all about Packer, and how it can take your infrastructure from frustrating to awesome!
Some of the major topics that we will cover include:
Creating images for multiple providers like AWS and VirtualBox
Integrating Packer with your existing scripts and configuration management systems
Transitionining from Packer to Docker, if you so choose
By the end of the course, you'll know how to create an immutable infrastructure image for multiple on-premise and cloud providers, completely customized just the way your orgnanization needs it.
Before beginning the course, you should be familiar with VirtualBox, Vagrant, Ubuntu and bash scripting.
I hope you’ll join me on this journey to learn Packer with the Designing Immutable Infrastructure with Packer course, at Pluralsight.