Monolithic Deployment using Packer

Hello there,

Actually we have monolithic enterprise application .EAR which runs on IBM Websphere ND application server JVM. It takes 10 minutes to deploy, start JVM which is 5 minutes and warming contexts that takes almost 15 minutes. So, I would like to orchestrate this automation using Packer and maybe Terraform. Being new to packer, can you guide me if this is a valid use case and if so, share me the guidance in form of links or KB that I can follow to achieve this.

Packer is a build tool rather than a deployment tool.

So you could use Packer to create some form of image (e.g. AMI, OVH, Docker) of your application with supporting OS/libraries/tools, and then use a different tool (Terraform, Ansible, etc) to deploy that image.