What plugins are included in default installation


Im using packer and the vsphere plugin. I recently discovered that the plugin might not be in the paths discovered by packer and when i tried removing the plugin nothing broke. Is this only something that happens on my machine or is this the correct behavior? The logs also say "Starting internal plugin packer-builder-vsphere-iso.

If you launch

packer plugins installed

you’ll get path and plugins installed in your machine.

If yours is listed, the correct way to delete it is :

packer plugins remove

if you want to install vsphere-iso properly through command line :

packer plugins install github.com/hashicorp/vsphere

Else, put this block into your Packer build (from this doc GitHub - hashicorp/packer-plugin-vsphere: Packer plugin for VMware vSphere Builder )

packer {
required_version = “>= 1.7.0”
required_plugins {
vsphere = {
version = “>= 1.1.1”
source = “github.com/hashicorp/vsphere

Thanks for the reply. The plugin is “manually” installed and doesn’t show up. I did some more digging and placed in the correct folder and now the logs say “starting external plugin /root/.packer.d/plugins/packer-plugin-vsphere…” but it still won’t show up on plugins installed.
My original question still stands, what plugins are packaged with the packer binary by default?

So what do you mean by manually installed ? Like extract a .tar somewhere in your directories ? Give some more details :grin:

Zip downloaded from : Releases · hashicorp/packer-plugin-vsphere · GitHub and installed using Install Plugins | Packer | HashiCorp Developer