This solution uses the open-source tool Packer to automatically create custom images based on Alibaba Cloud infrastructure images or images from Image Market. A template is used to define the provisioning of ECS instances and service installation. The template is reusable, releasing users from repetitive manual work. Custom images can be created for attached data disks and saved in RAW and VHD formats on either Windows or Linux platform.
- Hybrid cloud
- Automated instance management