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Getting Started with Terraform - Second Edition

By : Kirill Shirinkin
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Getting Started with Terraform - Second Edition

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By: Kirill Shirinkin

Overview of this book

Terraform is a tool used to efficiently build, configure, and improve the production infrastructure. It can manage the 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 the complete management of infrastructure with Terraform, starting with the basics of using providers and resources. It 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. The book ends with the complete workflow of managing a production infrastructure as code—this is achieved with the help of version control and continuous integration. The readers will also learn how to combine multiple providers in a single template and manage different code bases with many complex modules. It focuses on how to set up continuous integration for the infrastructure code. The readers will be able to use Terraform to build, change, and combine infrastructure safely and efficiently.
Table of Contents (15 chapters)
Title Page
About the Author
About the Reviewer
Customer Feedback

Making sense of our template

So far, we have created a VPC with a single subnet. While we played around with master-slave instances and dependencies between them, these were just temporal changes to show how Terraform handles these use cases. Now it's time to add more meat to the template: let's create an instance with a security group attached to it.

Let's say we have a web application named MightyTrousers and we need a server for this, protected from unwanted traffic by a security group:

resource "aws_security_group" "allow_http" { 
  name = "allow_http" 
  description = "Allow HTTP traffic" 
  vpc_id = "${}" 
  ingress { 
    from_port = 80 
    to_port = 80 
    protocol = "tcp" 
    cidr_blocks = [""] 
  egress { 
    from_port = 0 
    to_port = 0 
    protocol = "-1" 
    cidr_blocks = [""] 
resource "aws_instance" "mighty-trousers" { 
  ami = "ami-9bf712f4" 
  instance_type = "t2.micro" 
  subnet_id = "${}" ...