» Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) Builder

Type: oracle-oci

The oracle-oci Packer builder is able to create new custom images for use with Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI). The builder takes a base image, runs any provisioning necessary on the base image after launching it, and finally snapshots it creating a reusable custom image.

It is recommended that you familiarise yourself with the Key Concepts and Terminology prior to using this builder if you have not done so already.

The builder does not manage images. Once it creates an image, it is up to you to use it or delete it.

» Authorization

The Oracle OCI API requires that requests be signed with the RSA public key associated with your IAM user account. For a comprehensive example of how to configure the required authentication see the documentation on Required Keys and OCIDs (Oracle Cloud IDs).

» Configuration Reference

There are many configuration options available for the oracle-oci builder. In addition to the options listed here, a communicator can be configured for this builder.

» Required

  • availability_domain (string) - The name of the Availability Domain within which a new instance is launched and provisioned. The names of the Availability Domains have a prefix that is specific to your tenancy.

    To get a list of the Availability Domains, use the ListAvailabilityDomains operation, which is available in the IAM Service API.

  • base_image_ocid (string) - The OCID of the base image to use. This is the unique identifier of the image that will be used to launch a new instance and provision it.

    To get a list of the accepted image OCIDs, use the ListImages operation available in the Core Services API.

  • compartment_ocid (string) - The OCID of the compartment

  • fingerprint (string) - Fingerprint for the OCI API signing key. Overrides value provided by the OCI config file if present.

  • shape (string) - The template that determines the number of CPUs, amount of memory, and other resources allocated to a newly created instance.

    To get a list of the available shapes, use the ListShapes operation available in the Core Services API.

  • subnet_ocid (string) - The name of the subnet within which a new instance is launched and provisioned.

    To get a list of your subnets, use the ListSubnets operation available in the Core Services API.

    Note: the subnet must be configured to allow access via your chosen communicator (communicator defaults to SSH tcp/22).

» Optional

  • access_cfg_file (string) - The path to the OCI config file. Defaults to $HOME/.oci/config.

  • access_cfg_file_account (string) - The specific account in the OCI config file to use. Defaults to DEFAULT.

  • image_name (string) - The name to assign to the resulting custom image.

  • key_file (string) - Full path and filename of the OCI API signing key. Overrides value provided by the OCI config file if present.

  • pass_phrase (string) - Pass phrase used to decrypt the OCI API signing key. Overrides value provided by the OCI config file if present.

  • region (string) - An Oracle Cloud Infrastructure region. Overrides value provided by the OCI config file if present.

  • tenancy_ocid (string) - The OCID of your tenancy. Overrides value provided by the OCI config file if present.

  • user_ocid (string) - The OCID of the user calling the OCI API. Overrides value provided by the OCI config file if present.

  • use_private_ip (boolean) - Use private ip addresses to connect to the instance via ssh.

  • metadata (map of strings) - Metadata optionally contains custom metadata key/value pairs provided in the configuration. While this can be used to set metadata["user_data"] the explicit "user_data" and "user_data_file" values will have precedence. An instance's metadata can be obtained from at http://169.254.169.254 on the launched instance.

  • user_data (string) - User data to be used by cloud-init. See the Oracle docs for more details. Generally speaking, it is easier to use the user_data_file, but you can use this option to put either the plaintext data or the base64 encoded data directly into your Packer config. Packer will not automatically wait for a user script to finish before shutting down the instance this must be handled in a provisioner.

  • user_data_file (string) - Path to a file to be used as user data by cloud-init. See the Oracle docs for more details. Example: "user_data_file": "./boot_config/myscript.sh"

  • tags (map of strings) - Add one or more freeform tags to the resulting custom image. See the Oracle docs for more details. Example:

"tags":
  "tag1": "value1"
  "tag2": "value2"

» Basic Example

Here is a basic example. Note that account specific configuration has been substituted with the letter a and OCIDS have been shortened for brevity.

{
    "availability_domain": "aaaa:PHX-AD-1",
    "base_image_ocid": "ocid1.image.oc1.phx.aaaaaaaa5yu6pw3riqtuhxzov7fdngi4tsteganmao54nq3pyxu3hxcuzmoa",
    "compartment_ocid": "ocid1.compartment.oc1..aaa",
    "image_name": "ExampleImage",
    "shape": "VM.Standard1.1",
    "ssh_username": "opc",
    "subnet_ocid": "ocid1.subnet.oc1..aaa",
    "type": "oracle-oci"
}