18.04 – How can I create Ubuntu bionic or focal Vm’s using Vmbuilder tool?

The project I’ve been working on uses VmBuilder (https://launchpad.net/vmbuilder) tool to create custom Xenial images that were then packaged into ovf using ovftool to run on VmWare Exsi hypervisor.

Recent requirement changes requires the newer Vm’s to be build on Bionic or Focal images, however the VmBuilder package do not support these suites. Is there a way to make things work? Or, are there any alternatives that could be used in this scenario?

  • The VmBuilder package is no longer maintained actively and since it is built on python 2.X a newer alternative is a much welcome solution.