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The tools needed to robotically create/configure/provision a large number of operating systems, for a variety of hypervisors, using packer.

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Generic base boxes, providing a variety of operating systems, and available across a number of different virtualized platforms.


Vagrant Boxes

Docker Images

The templates in this repo require a current version of packer, (1.3.4+) and in some cases, make use of features which haven't been officially merged and/or released yet. Use the res/providers/ script to build an appropriately patched packer binary.

Pending Tasks

Update VirtualBox from 5.2 to 6.1 (will require changes to the NetBSD boot command/timing)
Update Packer from 1.6.6 to latest (the preceding task is a prerequisite)

Generate docker variants for the Ubuntu/Debian/Alpine configurations
Add upload/delete/release functions to
Add vagrant user password randomization logic to the bundled Vagrantfiles
Add init based test, and SSH command test to the box test and check script

Pending Additions

Submit a pull request with your favorite distro.

Operating System Requests

The following variants of existing builds have been requested, and will be added at a future date, when time allows (or someone submits a pull request).

CentOS Stream
Fedora Rawhide
OpenSUSE Tumbleweed

The following operating systems have been requested by a member of the robox community, but require a volunteer, so they can be incorporated into the robox workflow.


Operating System Candidates

The following operating systems are on my personal list, but haven't been added because of various resource contraints.





The roboxes are maintained by volunteers, and provided for free. As such we rely on donations to cover the cost of the hardware, and bandwidth. If you find this project useful, and would like to see it grow, please help by making a Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Monero or monetary donation. If you represent a public cloud, and would like to provide infrastructure support, please contact us directly, or open a ticket.

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Roboxes is maintained by Ladar Levison, with infrastructure provided by Lavabit LLC.

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