Exploring Terraform State
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 AWS 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 the Terraform state.
Upon completion of this beginner-level lab, you will be able to:
- Understand how Terraform state works
- Create, update, and restore a terraform.tfstate file
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
You should be familiar with:
- Cloud Services
The following course can be used to fulfill the prerequisites:
November 15th, 2023 - Lab updated to utilize CodeTour IDE
April 24th, 2023 - Resolved IDE delay
October 27th, 2022 - Updated instructions for clarity
March 28th, 2022 - Updated instructions
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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