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Terraform Cookbook

By : Mikael Krief
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Terraform Cookbook

By: Mikael Krief

Overview of this book

HashiCorp Configuration Language (HCL) has changed how we define and provision a data center infrastructure with the launch of Terraform—one of the most popular and powerful products for building Infrastructure as Code. This practical guide will show you how to leverage HashiCorp's Terraform tool to manage a complex infrastructure with ease. Starting with recipes for setting up the environment, this book will gradually guide you in configuring, provisioning, collaborating, and building a multi-environment architecture. Unlike other books, you’ll also be able to explore recipes with real-world examples to provision your Azure infrastructure with Terraform. Once you’ve covered topics such as Azure Template, Azure CLI, Terraform configuration, and Terragrunt, you’ll delve into manual and automated testing with Terraform configurations. The next set of chapters will show you how to manage a balanced and efficient infrastructure and create reusable infrastructure with Terraform modules. Finally, you’ll explore the latest DevOps trends such as continuous integration and continuous delivery (CI/CD) and zero-downtime deployments. By the end of this book, you’ll have developed the skills you need to get the most value out of Terraform and manage your infrastructure effectively.
Table of Contents (10 chapters)

Technical requirements

In this chapter, for some recipes, we will need certain prerequisites, which are as follows:

  • To have Node.js and NPM installed on your computer: The download website is here:
  • To have a GitHub account: If you don't have one, the creation of the account is free and can be done here:
  • To have an Azure DevOps organization: You can create one with a Live or GitHub account here:
  • To have a basic knowledge of Git commands and workflow: The documentation is available here:
  • To know about Docker: The documentation is here:
  • To install Golang on our workstation: The documentation is here: We will see the main steps of its installation in the Testing a Terraform module using Terratest recipe.

The complete source code for this chapter is available on GitHub at