Manage AWS Resources with Terraform


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Total available time: 25m

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Lab Overview

Terraform allows you to safely manage your infrastructure by modifying configuration files. Terraform will show you an execution plan that you must approve before any infrastructure changes are applied. This Lab highlights several capabilities of Terraform that make managing infrastructure easy. You will learn how to import existing resources, understand configuration file interpolation syntax to reference resource attributes, and use variables to generalize configuration while you manage AWS resources with Terraform. 

Lab Objectives

Upon completion of this Lab you will be able to:

  • Import existing resources into Terraform
  • Use interpolation syntax to reference resource attributes in configurations
  • Use variables to parameterize Terraform configurations
  • Understand Terraform's concept of state

Lab Prerequisites

You should be familiar with:

  • Working at the command-line in Linux
  • Amazon VPC and EC2 basics
  • Basic Terraform concepts such as resources, and state

Lab Environment

Before completing the Lab instructions, the environment will look as follows:

After completing the Lab instructions, the environment should look similar to:

Follow these steps to learn by building helpful cloud resources

Logging in to the Amazon Web Services Console

Your first step to start the Lab experience

Connecting to the Virtual Machine using SSH

Create a secure connection to a remote machine

Importing an AWS Resource into Terraform

Import a VPC into Terraform's state

Creating an EC2 Instance with Terraform

Use interpolation syntax in Terraform configuration to create an EC2 instance

Using Variables to Generalize Terraform Configuration

Use a variable file and variable interpolation to generalize the configuration