Terraform is an infrastructure automation tool that allows teams to treat their infrastructure as code. Infrastructure as code provides many benefits such as improved recovery, predictability, and speed. Infrastructure as code is quickly becoming a standard for managing cloud resources and is widely practiced among the top-performing companies.
Terraform is platform-agnostic, meaning it can be used to manage any major cloud service provider as well as on-premise environments using vSphere and Cisco. Teams can use the same adopted skillset and workflows to manage other environments instead of reinventing the wheel for managing each environment. Terraform is simple to learn and can be easily adopted as a way to manage your cloud infrastructure.
In this lab, you will create a Terraform configuration to deploy a Google Compute Engine instance to Google Cloud Platform (GCP).
Upon completion of this lab, you will be able to:
Familiarity with the following will be beneficial but is not required:
June 9th, 2023 - Updated instance image
April 27th, 2023 - Updated theia to enable autosave
Jun is a Cloud Labs Developer with previous experience as a Software Engineer and Cloud Developer. He holds the AWS Certified Solutions Architect and DevOps Engineer Professional certifications. He also holds the AWS Certified Solutions Architect, Developer, and SysOps Administrator Associate certifications.
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