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HOWTO: AWS AMI Creation with Puppet

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Here is a short HOWTO which results in a custom Amazon AWS EC2 AMI image with the Puppet Enterprise agent installed and setup to connect to the Puppet master server. This method uses a 3rd party tool called Packer.io which greatly simplifies and automates the AMI build process in a scriptable and pragmatic way. This is a very easy way to build hypervisor OS template images with the Puppet agent pre-installed for AWS, Docker, Google Cloud, OpenStack, Parallels, QEMU, Virtualbox, or VMWare.  more