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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

Moving templates to Git

Traditionally, code in technical books uses GitHub for a good reason: everyone knows it, and it's free for open source (or just public) repositories. We are going to use GitLab though. First, it's free for both public and private projects. Second, it has some features that GitHub lacks, and we will need them for this chapter: more on it later.


You could skip this section as well, but better if you don't. We will go through all files that we have created in previous chapters and remove everything not needed.

This means that before proceeding further, get yourself an account at (you can use your GitHub account to log in to GitLab with just few clicks).


All code samples will be still available at as well.

We will start by doing a revision (see what I did there?) of all the files we have by now. All the code written previously in the book will be publicly available on GitLab.

Go to your directory and run git init to initialize...