HCP Packer Registry Data sources
The HCP Packer registry bridges the gap between image factories and image deployments, allowing development and security teams to work together to create, manage, and consume images in a centralized way.
The HCP Packer registry stores metadata about your images, including when they were created, where the image exists in the cloud, and what (if any) git commit is associated with your image build. You can use the registry to track information about the golden images your Packer builds produce, clearly designate which images are appropriate for test and production environments, and query for the right golden images to use in both Packer and Terraform configurations.
Packer has two data sources that work together to retrieve information from the HCP Packer registry:
- hcp-packer-iteration - retrieves information about an iteration in HCP Packer registry
- hcp-packer-image - retrieves information about a specific image created in the HCP Packer registry
These data sources are intended to be used together to determine source images for pipelined Packer builds.
This plugin comes bundled with the Packer core, so you do not need to install it separately. Please install Packer v1.7.7 or above to use the latest version of the HCP Packer registry datasources.