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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)

Testing the Terraform configuration using kitchen-terraform

We have already studied, in the Testing Terraform module code with Terratest recipe of Chapter 5, Sharing Terraform Configuration with Modules, how to test Terraform modules using the Terratest framework.

In this recipe, we will test a Terraform configuration using another tool: KitchenCI and its kitchen-terraform plugin.

Getting ready

kitchen-terraform is written in Ruby and is a plugin for KitchenCI (more simply called Kitchen), which is an IaC testing tool. In order to apply this recipe properly, you must first understand the principles and workflow of Kitchen, documented at

As Kitchen is written in Ruby, you will need to install Ruby (available at – make sure to use version 2.4 at a minimum) on your computer by following the installation documentation available at

In addition to Ruby, we need to install...