Creating Terraform Configurations with Implicit Dependencies

Lab Steps

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Logging in to the Amazon Web Services Console
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Connecting to the Terraform Web based IDE
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Creating Implicit Dependancies

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DifficultyBeginner
Time Limit40m
Students12

Description

Terraform uses graph theory to plot relationships between resources. This mathematical process is used to determine the necessary steps to take for provisioning and destroying infrastructure. Understanding how to create resource dependencies within Terraform configurations is crucial for Terraform developers. It can prevent headaches in the future with timing issues and bugs in infrastructure deployments.

In this lab, you will learn how to create implicit dependencies between resources and experience firsthand what happens when Terraform resource dependencies are overlooked.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this lab you will be able to:

  • Understand how Terraform deploys resources in order
  • Troubleshoot Terraform dependency issues

Intended Audience

This lab is intended for:

  • Individuals studying to take the HashiCorp Certified: Terraform Associate exam
  • Anyone interested in learning how to use Terraform to manage Cloud Service Providers

Lab Prerequisites

You should be familiar with:

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About the Author
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Luke currently serves as a Cloud Labs Developer at Cloud Academy. His background is infrastructure development using Terraform. He is an Azure DevOps Engineer Expert, Azure Administrator Associate, and HashiCorp Certified - Terraform Associate.

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