How to create a custom component in AWS Image Builder?

How to create a custom component in AWS Image Builder?

How to create a custom component in AWS Image Builder?

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Today we will discuss how to create a custom component in AWS Image Builder service.

What is a component in AWS Image Builder?

A component defines the sequence of steps required to either customize an instance prior to image creation (a build component), or to test an instance that was launched from the created image (a test component).

A component is created from a declarative, plain-text YAML or JSON document that describes the runtime configuration for building and validating, or testing an instance that is produced by your pipeline. Components run on the instance using a component management application. The component management application parses the documents and runs the desired steps.

After they are created, one or more components are grouped together using an image recipe or container recipe to define the plan for building and testing a virtual machine or container image. You can use public components that are owned and managed by AWS, or you can create your own.

You define the component in an YAML or JSON file called component document that describes configuration for a customization you can apply to your image. The document is used to create a build or test component.

How to create a custom component in AWS Image Builder?

Prerequisites:

AWS CLI installed and configured.

Step 1: List all available AWS Image builder components

Step 2: Create a custom component document file.

Step 3: Create an S3 bucket with proper bucket policy and upload the custom component document

Step 4: Create a custom component in AWS Image builder using AWS CLI.

Step 5: Get details on the custom component in AWS Image Builder.

You can also create and get the custom component details in the AWS management console.

How to create a custom component in AWS Image Builder?

Step 6: Clean up.

Hope you have enjoyed this article. To get more details in AWS Image Builder, please refer the below documentation.

https://docs.aws.amazon.com/imagebuilder/index.html

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