Connecting to Packer Service Tool Server on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS
- To manage with a Packer server you should connect to a VM.
- With OpenSSH
In the Windows 10 operating system (starting with version 1809 ), an OpenSSH client is available, with which you can connect to Linux servers via SSH. If Windows 10 is suitable and the OpenSSH client is installed, you can start connecting via SSH. To do this, launch a normal Windows command prompt and enter the command “ssh user@*vm_ip*” (1), where “user” is the username that was specified while creating the virtual machine and “*vm_ip*” is the VM IP address.
Then type “Yes” (2) and enter a password (3) that was specified while creating the virtual machine.
- With the PuTTy application
To do this you need the PuTTy application to connect via ssh. You can download it at the following link – Download
Run Putty, enter the VM address in the “Host” field (1) and click “Open” (2) to connect.
In the opened console you will need to enter a username (1) and password (2) that were specified while the VM was being created (you’ll not see the password in the console while entering it).
- To verify that the virtual machine is running, enter the command:
- To view the version of the virtual machine, enter the command:
> packer -v
- Now you can work with a completely clean Packer Service Tool Server on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS
For further interaction, please refer to the main documentation:
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