Virtual machine templates for CentOS
This repository contains Packer templates for creating CentOS Vagrant boxes.
We no longer provide pre-built binaries for these templates.
Parallels requires that the Parallels Virtualization SDK for Mac be installed as an additional prerequisite.
We make use of JSON files containing user variables to build specific versions of CentOS. You tell
packerto use a specific user variable file via the
-var-file=command line option. This will override the default options on the core
centos.jsonpacker template, which builds CentOS 7 by default.
For example, to build CentOS 7, use the following:
$ packer build -var-file=centos7.json centos.json
If you want to make boxes for a specific desktop virtualization platform, use the
-onlyparameter. For example, to build CentOS 7 for VirtualBox:
$ packer build -only=virtualbox-iso -var-file=centos7.json centos.json
The boxcutter templates currently support the following desktop virtualization strings:
parallels-iso- Parallels desktop virtualization (Requires the Pro Edition - Desktop edition won't work)
virtualbox-iso- VirtualBox desktop virtualization
vmware-iso- VMware Fusion or VMware Workstation desktop virtualization
We've also provided a wrapper script
bin/boxfor ease of use, so alternatively, you can use the following to build CentOS 7 for all providers:
$ bin/box build centos7
Or if you just want to build CentOS 7 for VirtualBox:
$ bin/box build centos7 virtualbox
A GNU Make
Makefiledrives a complete basebox creation pipeline with the following stages:
build- Create basebox
assure- Verify that the basebox
*.boxfiles produced function correctly
*.boxfiles to Artifactory, Atlas or an S3 bucket
The pipeline is driven via the following targets, making it easy for you to include them in your favourite CI tool:
make build # Build all available box types make assure # Run tests against all the boxes make deliver # Upload box artifacts to a repository make clean # Clean up build detritus
The templates respect the following network proxy environment variables and forward them on to the virtual machine environment during the box creation process, should you be using a proxy:
The tests are written in Serverspec and require the
vagrant-serverspecplugin to be installed with:
vagrant plugin install vagrant-serverspec
Makefilehas individual targets for each box type with the prefix
test-*should you wish to run tests individually for each box. For example:
Similarly there are targets with the prefix
ssh-*for registering a newly-built box with vagrant and for logging in using just one command to do exploratory testing. For example, to do exploratory testing on the VirtualBox training environmnet, run the following command:
make ssh-*will automatically de-register the box as well.
test/subtree for the change you want to make. Run
make teston a relevant template to see the tests fail (like
make sshto interactively test your box (like
make teston a relevant template (like
make test-virtualbox/centos65) to see if the tests pass. Repeat steps 3-5 until done.
AUTHORSto reflect any changes.
make testrun will be performed against your change in the build farm. You will be notified if the test suite fails.
Contact [email protected]
Parallels provided a Business Edition license of their software to run on the basebox build farm.
SmartyStreets provided basebox hosting for the boxcutter project since 2015 - thank you for your support!