I configured Packer to build unattended ISO installs of various Debian-derived distros to VMware fusion. As I configure the VMs manually for ssh access, it times out and the build artifacts created are erased.
How do you go about pre-installing ssh access as part of an OS installation image similar to how its done for cloud service VM instances? I am going to try to configure it via kickstart or Debian preseed late-command into the remastered ISO image to resolve my problem but i would be interested to hear other methods that are more flexible. The goal of all this is to create a development infrastructure that can easily be brought up and down in an automated fashion that can be used to simulate a cloud environment locally.