OMG! Just discovered there is no “legal” way to force Packer to spare VM’s life, if something went wrong. But what if I want my VMs running after the failure, unless I allow them to die? I mean I love investigating things quickly and in-place, without running the whole suite again and without complex debug strategies…
Recently I started using Packer to build my production VM images. I use virtualbox-ovf builder to “incrementally” rebuild new production VMs from older ones and you know, I’m happy with it, because I drop image creation time to 20min, from 45min I had with virtualbox-iso (and OMG from 2h I had with veewee during my dark past!).
There is only one issue with Packer’s VirtualBox OVF/OVA builder:
No matter what do you specify as
ssh_host, it will use localhost!🙁
- Brand new “About” section. Hot as hell! 😉
README.md. More clarity FTW.