Getting Started with Terraform

by Kirill Shirinkin
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Publisher: Packt Publishing

Publication Date: January 31, 2017

ISBN: 9781786468802

Binding: Kobo eBook

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Build, combine, and launch infrastructure in a fast, secure, and effective manner

About This Book

  • An up-to-date and comprehensive resource on Terraform that lets you quickly and efficiently launch your infrastructure
  • Learn how to implement your infrastructure as code and make secure, effective changes to your infrastructure
  • Learn to build multi-cloud fault-tolerant systems and simplify the management and orchestration of even the largest scale and most complex cloud infrastructures

Who This Book Is For

This book is for developers and operators who already have some exposure to working with infrastructure but want to improve their workflow and introduce infrastructure as a code practice.

Knowledge of essential Amazon Web Services components (EC2, VPC, IAM) would help contextualize the examples provided. Basic understanding of Jenkins and Shell scripts will be helpful for the chapters on the production usage of Terraform.

What You Will Learn

  • Understand what Infrastructure as Code (IaC) means and why it matters
  • Install, configure, and deploy Terraform
  • Take full control of your infrastructure in the form of code
  • Manage complete complete infrastructure, starting with a single server and scaling beyond any limits
  • Discover a great set of production-ready practices to manage infrastructure
  • Set up CI/CD pipelines to test and deliver Terraform stacks
  • Construct templates to simplify more complex provisioning tasks

In Detail

Terraform is a tool used to efficiently build, configure, and improve production infrastructure. It can manage 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 complete management of infrastructure with Terraform, starting with ...