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Getting Started with Terraform

By : Kirill Shirinkin
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Getting Started with Terraform

By: Kirill Shirinkin

Overview of this book

Terraform is a tool used to efficiently build, configure, and improve production infrastructure. It can manage existing infrastructure as well as create custom in-house solutions. This book shows you when and how to implement infrastructure as a code practices with Terraform. It covers everything necessary to set up complete management of infrastructure with Terraform, starting with the basics of using providers and resources. This book is a comprehensive guide that begins with very small infrastructure templates and takes you all the way to managing complex systems, all using concrete examples that evolve over the course of the book. It finishes with the complete workflow of managing a production infrastructure as code – this is achieved with the help of version control and continuous integration. At the end of this book, you will be familiar with advanced techniques such as multi-provider support and multiple remote modules.
Table of Contents (15 chapters)
Getting Started with Terraform
About the Author
About the Reviewer
Customer Feedback


In this chapter, you learned a lot about Infrastructure as Code principles and some tools that allow you to leverage them. There are many existing mature tools that take care of configuring what goes inside a single server, but there are not that many options when it comes to defining one level above a single server. We also listed requirements to a tool that would take care of configuring this higher level. Then we came to the conclusion, that Terraform meets many, if not all of these requirements. In the next chapter, we will finally get our hands dirty, install Terraform, and get to know how to use it to create a single AWS EC2 server.