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Create and Manage AWS EC2 AMI cloud images

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bakes and manages your AWS cloud images


wolkenbrot is named after a German children's title called Wolkenbrot by the Korean authors Baek Hee Na Kim Hyang Soo. The translation to English is cloud's bread.

Wolken brot is inspired by packer1 and kujenga2, removing fabric as a dependency. It also aims to be more tested and documented.

In case you wonder, yes it's similar to packer by Hashicorp. But here are some reasons that you might like it better than packer:

  1. It's written in Python.
  2. It's not written in Go.
  3. It can use private AMI as a starting point for your build.
  4. It's smaller and easier to hack on.
  5. It has a cooler name.
  6. It has a better license, MIT sounds way better then MPL-2. Especially because it means "with" in German.

how is it different from Packer or kujenga?

  1. It is Python3 only.
  2. It does not depend on fabric.
  3. It replaces boto with boto3
  4. It's name is not Swahili, but rather German.
  5. It adds the ability to list your images
  6. It adds the ability to get detailed information about an image from the CLI.
  7. It adds the ability to de-register images from the CLI.


You can run the following command to build an image:

 $ wolkenbrot bake <image.json>

See the documentation for the JSON format.

You can run the following command to list your existing images:

$ wolkenbrot list

You can view the information about and image:

$  wolkenbrot info ami-72192e

You can remove the image with:

$ wolkenbrot delete ami-72192e

Wolkenbrot follows boto3 configuration principles, so if you wonder how to pass AWS configuration parameters, take a look in Boto3's own documentation


  • Do you support Windows or Mac OS X?

    The author of this software strongly despises working on Windows or Mac OS X. Hence, this software is not tested for these platforms. If you can run Python on your OS, it might run.

  • Do you support provisioning machines with Saltstack\Chef\Puppet\Ansible\XYZ?

Yes, just install them via shell first, then call the right binary with the correct playbook\state\formula..

Testing and Installing the test requirements

Simply issue:

$ pip install -e ".[dev]"
$ make test

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