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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

Infrastructure as code and Terraform replacements

We just went through six chapters of intense coding. It is easy to forget what it was all about a hundred pages ago, so let's quickly summarize the journey we are almost through with.

Chapter 1, Infrastructure Automation, was not entirely about Terraform -- you learned a few general principles of modern infrastructure automation and, more importantly, you got to learn what Infrastructure as Code (IaC) is. If you want to be successful in doing modern operations, understanding IaC in depth is a must. This book only covers one particular tool, so you need to do some extra reading to really master the ideas behind IaC. Perhaps the most comprehensive work on this topic is a book titled Infrastructure as Code: Managing Servers in The Cloud by Kief Morris.

In addition, check out Infrastructure as Code (IAC) Cookbook by Stephane Jourdan and Pierre Pomes, which has many practical examples of different IaC tools, including Terraform.

That very first chapter...