Find out what you should know before watching this course. Chris expects you to have basic experience of installing packages on Linux machines and some exposure to cloud services such as AWS or Azure, and also Ansible. Some coding experience is also helpful. You also need either an AWS or Azure account to try out the exercise files.
- [Instructor] In order to get the most out of this course, there are a few things you should be comfortable with. You've had some experience with the command line, also some programming experience. You've written JSON files and YAML files, and you've got some experience on the cloud, particularly AWS. If AWS is unfamiliar to you, we have some videos in our library. Just search for EC2 and that will get your started. You will need an account in order to run through this course. You've maybe built some images before, probably manually, and you've had a look at some configuration management tools like Ansible, Chef, or Puppet.
In this course, I'll be using Ansible. So if Ansible in particular is unfamiliar, there's a learning Ansible course available. And I'm also gonna be building jobs in Jenkins. So if you haven't used Jenkins before, please take a look at the Learning Jenkins course. Thank you.
- What is Packer?
- Baking a website image for EC2
- Provisioning with a configuration management tool
- Building hardened images
- Building a pipeline for Packer images