Managing Infrastructure With Terraform
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Solving Infrastructure Challenges with Terraform
Terraform is a tool for building, changing, and versioning infrastructure safely and efficiently. Terraform can help with multi-cloud by having one workflow for all clouds. The infrastructure Terraform manages can be hosted on public clouds like Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platform, or on-prem in private clouds such as VMWare vSphere, OpenStack, or CloudStack. Terraform treats infrastructure as code (IaC) so you never have to worry about you infrastructure drifting away from its desired configuration. If you like what you are hearing about Terraform then this course is for you!
In this course, we’ll learn Terraform from the ground up. While building a strong foundation for you to solve real-world challenges with Terraform, you'll learn about its core concepts including HashiCorp Configuration Language, providers, resources, and state. The course concludes with a demo to illustrate how Terraform can be used to manage a practical infrastructure for deploying development and production versions of a two-tier application in Google's Cloud using Cloud SQL, Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE), and Kubernetes.
This course is for anyone that is interested in managing infrastructure in public, private, or hybrid clouds. Some roles that fit into that category are:
- DevOps Engineers
- IT Professionals
- Cloud Engineers
After completing this course, you will be able to:
- Describe what Terraform is
- Write Terraform configuration files
- Understand how Terraform integrates infrastructure sources
- Manage multiple infrastructure environments with Terraform
This is an intermediate level course that assumes:
- You have priors experience with a scripting or programming language.
|Lesson||What you'll learn|
|Introduction||What will be covered in this course|
|What is Terraform?||Take a high-level look at what Terraform is and when to use it|
|Terraform Configuration||Understand the ins and outs of HashiCorp Configuration Language (HCL)|
|Providers||Discover how Terraform integrates various infrastructure sources|
|Resources||See how to configure parameters that are common to all resources|
|State||Learn how Terraform state connects your configuration with the real world|
|Two-Tier App Demo||See how to deploy a two-tier app in multiple environments with Terraform|
|Summary||Review the course and see what's next|
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About the Author
Logan has been involved in software development and research for over eleven years, including six years in the cloud. He is an AWS Certified DevOps Engineer - Professional, MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure, and Certified Kubernetes Administrator (CKA). He earned his Ph.D. studying design automation and enjoys all things tech.