Exploring Terraform State in Azure

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Exploring Terraform State in Azure

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Time Limit40m
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Description

Terraform uses a system called Terraform State to keep track of resources managed and deployed through Terraform. This is a critical concept to understand as a Terraform infrastructure developer because Terraform state will always need to be kept in mind when architecting solutions. The state file acts as a database for mapping resources in Azure to the Terraform configuration file. It allows Terraform to have a declarative approach when it comes to infrastructure and provides performance boosts with large scale infrastructure automation. 

In this lab, you will learn how Terraform keeps track of the resources that it manages through Terraform state.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this lab you will be able to:

  • Understand how Terraform state works
  • Learn the security risks of the state file

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:

  • Cloud Services
  • DevOps

The following course can be used to fulfill the prerequisites:

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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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