How to use Packer to Build a Debian 10 Template for VMware vSphere

Packer is an open-source tool used to create virtual machine templates from a .json file.

To automatize the creation of templates in VMware vSphere ESX, there are two major approaches:

  1. Use the VMware-iso provider. This provider creates VMware VMs from an ISO file as a source. It currently supports building virtual machines on…