Packer Ansible Provisioner

Type: ansible

The ansible Packer provisioner runs Ansible playbooks. It dynamically creates an Ansible inventory file configured to use SSH, runs an SSH server, executes ansible-playbook, and marshals Ansible plays through the SSH server to the machine being provisioned by Packer.

Note:: Any remote_user defined in tasks will be ignored. Packer will always connect with the user given in the json config for this provisioner.

ยป Basic Example

This is a fully functional template that will provision an image on DigitalOcean. Replace the mock api_token value with your own.

  "provisioners": [
      "type": "ansible",
      "playbook_file": "./playbook.yml"

  "builders": [
      "type": "digitalocean",
      "api_token": "6a561151587389c7cf8faa2d83e94150a4202da0e2bad34dd2bf236018ffaeeb",
      "image": "ubuntu-14-04-x64",
      "region": "sfo1"