reap dangling packer builder machines on GCP
AWS Hashicorp Packer Reaper
Hashicorp Packer is a great tool for building Google Compute Engine Images. However, sometimes the virtual machine running packer is not stopped. This utility stops or terminated all virtual machines with the name tag 'Packer Builder'
You can use it as a command line utility or install it as an Cloud Run service and stop the spend , NoOps style!
install the packer reaper
to install the packer reaper, type:
pip install gcp-hashicorp-packer-reaper
show running packer instances
To show running packer instances:
$ gcp-hashicorp-packer-reaper list packer-5e99d4f2-b5a5-e9e0-b763-cd5102ae7e73 launched 7 minutes ago in your-project - europe-west4-c - RUNNING INFO: 1 packer builder instances found
stop running packer instances
To stop running packer instances older than 2 hours:
$ gcp-hashicorp-packer-reaper stop --older-than 2h INFO: stopping packer-5e99d4f2-b5a5-e9e0-b763-cd5102ae7e73 in your-project created 3 hours ago INFO: total of 1 running instances stopped
delete running packer instances
To terminate stopped and running packer instances older than 24 hours:
gcp-hashicorp-packer-reaper --verbose delete --older-than 24h INFO: deleting packer-5e99d4f2-b5a5-e9e0-b763-cd5102ae7e73 in your-project created 2 days ago INFO: total of 1 instances deleted
deploy the packer reaper
To deploy the packer reaper as a service in your project, type:
git clone https://github.com/binxio/gcp-hashicorp-packer-reaper.git cd gcp-hashicorp-packer-reaper PROJECT=$(gcloud config get-value project) make USERNAME=$PROJECT snapshot cd terraform terraform init terraform apply -var project=$PROJECT -auto-approve
This will install the packer reaper in your GCP project and run every 10 minutes, and delete instances older than 2 hours. You can change the schedule and the action to meet your requirements.
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