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Terraform Cookbook

By : Mikael Krief
Book Image

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

For the recipes in this chapter, we will need the following prerequisites:

  • kitchen-terraform, which is available at, and also Ruby, available to download from

  • Terragrunt, whose documentation is available at

  • In addition, we will also use the jq utility for parsing JSON. You can download it from

  • Finally, when working with CI/CD, we will use Azure Pipelines as our CI/CD platform. Azure Pipelines is a service of Azure DevOps. You can create a free account via

The source code for this chapter is available on the book's GitHub repository, at

Check out the following video to see the Code in Action: