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Getting Started with Terraform

By : Kirill Shirinkin
Book Image

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

Chapter 7. Collaborative Infrastructure

By this chapter, you've learned how to create and manage your infrastructure with Terraform. However, all topics we discussed apply only to a single-person operations department. If you are the only one using Terraform in your team, then you have all the knowledge already. Eventually, operations teams will reduce in size, and what required dozen of system admins in the past will require only a couple of them, the ones that are experienced in both operations and software development. Even then, it's not a single person, but at least a couple of them: having just one infrastructure engineer in the company is an example of a single point of failure.

And when you have multiple colleagues working on Terraform templates, you have a whole new package of problems to solve. How do you store your templates? How do you organize and split them? Where do you store them? And where do you store the state file? How do you roll out changes to production? And how do...