Using Packer for faster provisioning

Speeding up the provisioning process by installing things ahead of time
Posted 2018-04-08

I have various Terraform modules for many purposes and often they end up using CentOS with a Docker install script. While demoing something to a co-worker, we had to wait ~7 minutes for a Terraform apply it to finish with an install script. This should be a lot faster, so I sat down this sunday and looked into Packer.