Deploy a Highly Available Website with Terraform on AWS

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Lab Overview

An attractive feature of the cloud is that you can deploy applications in multiple data centers making them highly available and able to tolerate a high degree of failures. In this Lab, you will deploy a secure and highly available website with Terraform on AWS using a two-tier architecture with private and public subnets. The web servers and Elastic Load Balancer will span multiple availability zones to achieve high availability.

Lab Objectives

Upon completion of this Lab you will be able to:

  • Apply infrastructure changes in Terraform
  • Configure all the network and security infrastructure needed to deploy a highly available website
  • Use user data to bootstrap web servers
  • Destroy infrastructure managed by Terraform

Lab Prerequisites

You should be familiar with:

Lab Environment

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

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

About the Author

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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, Google Cloud Certified Associate Cloud Engineer, and Certified Kubernetes Administrator (CKA). He earned his Ph.D. studying design automation and enjoys all things tech.

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