Packer by HashiCorp allows you to create server images for Azure and other cloud platforms. Create identical machine images for multiple platforms from a single source configuration. Packer is lightweight and is highly performant, creating machine images for multiple platforms in parallel. Packer does not replace configuration management like Chef or Puppet. In fact, when building images, Packer is able to use tools like Chef or Puppet to install software onto the image.
Packer installs and configures all the software for a server at the time the image is built. If there are bugs in these scripts, they'll be caught early, rather than several minutes after a machine is launched. The image creation is fully automated and faster.
Follow our post configuration steps on - Setup Packer for AzureDisclaimer: Packer is a registered trademark of HashiCorp, Inc and is licensed under Mozilla Public License v2. No warrantee of any kind, express or implied, is included with this software. Use at your risk, responsibility for damages (if any) to anyone resulting from the use of this software rest entirely with the user. The author is not responsible for any damage that its use could cause.