»Yandex.Cloud Compute Image Import Post-Processor

Type: yandex-import Artifact BuilderId:

The Yandex.Cloud Compute Image Import post-processor create new Compute Image from a qcow2 file. As Compute service support image creation from Storage service object just before request to create its upload file into Storage service.

Assigned Service Account must have write permissions to the Yandex Object Storage. A new temporary static access keys from assigned Service Account used to upload file.




  • token (string) - OAuth token or IAM token to use to authenticate to Yandex.Cloud. Alternatively you may set value by environment variable YC_TOKEN.


  • folder_id (string) - The folder ID that will be used to launch instances and store images. Alternatively you may set value by environment variable YC_FOLDER_ID. To use a different folder for looking up the source image or saving the target image to check options 'source_image_folder_id' and 'target_image_folder_id'.
  • service_account_id (string) - Service Account ID with proper permission to modify an instance, create and attach disk and make upload to specific Yandex Object Storage paths.



  • endpoint (string) - Non standard API endpoint. Default is

  • service_account_key_file (string) - Path to file with Service Account key in json format. This is an alternative method to authenticate to Yandex.Cloud. Alternatively you may set environment variable YC_SERVICE_ACCOUNT_KEY_FILE.

  • max_retries (int) - The maximum number of times an API request is being executed.


  • bucket (string) - The name of the bucket where the qcow2 file will be uploaded to for import. This bucket must exist when the post-processor is run.

    If import occurred after Yandex-Export post-processor, artifact already in storage service and first paths (URL) is used to, so no need to set this param.

  • object_name (string) - The name of the object key in bucket where the qcow2 file will be copied to import. This is a template engine. Therefore, you may use user variables and template functions in this field.

  • skip_clean (bool) - Whether skip removing the qcow2 file uploaded to Storage after the import process has completed. Possible values are: true to leave it in the bucket, false to remove it. Default is false.


  • image_name (string) - The name of the resulting image, which contains 1-63 characters and only supports lowercase English characters, numbers and hyphen. Defaults to packer-{{timestamp}}.

  • image_description (string) - The description of the image.

  • image_family (string) - The family name of the image.

  • image_labels (map[string]string) - Key/value pair labels to apply to the image.

  • image_min_disk_size_gb (int) - Minimum size of the disk that will be created from built image, specified in gigabytes. Should be more or equal to disk_size_gb.

  • image_product_ids ([]string) - License IDs that indicate which licenses are attached to resulting image.

»Basic Example


  "variables": {
    "token": "{{env `YC_TOKEN`}}"
  "sensitive-variables": ["token"],
  "builders": [
      "type": "file",
      "source": "xenial-server-cloudimg-amd64-disk1.img",
      "target": "test_artifact.qcow2"
  "post-processors": [
      "type": "yandex-import",
      "token": "{{user `token`}}",
      "folder_id": "b1g8jvfcgmitdrslcn86",
      "service_account_id": "ajeui8kdvg8qs44fbrbr",

      "bucket": "bucket1",

      "image_name": "my-first-imported-image-{{isotime \"02-Jan-06-03-04-05\" | lower }}",

      "keep_input_artifact": false
{  "variables": {    "token": "{{env `YC_TOKEN`}}"  },  "sensitive-variables": ["token"],  "builders": [    {      "type": "file",      "source": "xenial-server-cloudimg-amd64-disk1.img",      "target": "test_artifact.qcow2"    }  ],  "post-processors": [    {      "type": "yandex-import",      "token": "{{user `token`}}",      "folder_id": "b1g8jvfcgmitdrslcn86",      "service_account_id": "ajeui8kdvg8qs44fbrbr",
      "bucket": "bucket1",
      "image_name": "my-first-imported-image-{{isotime \"02-Jan-06-03-04-05\" | lower }}",
      "keep_input_artifact": false    }  ]}