Provisioning an Azure VM with Terraform Modules

The hands-on lab is part of this learning path

Solving Infrastructure Challenges with Terraform
course-steps 1 certification 1 lab-steps 5

Lab Steps

Logging into the Microsoft Azure Portal
Starting an Azure Cloud Shell
Initializing Terraform with the Azure Provider
Setting Up a Data Source to Reference the Lab Resource Group
Using a VNet Module from the Terraform Registry
Using a Security Module from the Terraform Registry
Creating a Local Module for Provisioning Azure VMs
Provisioning an Azure VM with the Local Terraform Module

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Lab Overview

Terraform by HashiCorp can manage your infrastructure across multiple cloud providers and on-prem. To reuse and share components across projects and to better organize large projects, you can create modules. In this Lab, you will use modules shared on the public Terraform Registry as well as a module that you create to provision a web server virtual machine in Azure. The Lab will also introduce you to Azure's browser-based Cloud Shell, which you will use to complete the Lab.

Lab Objectives

Upon completion of this Lab you will be able to:

  • Create reusable Terraform modules
  • Use Terraform modules shared on the Terraform Registry
  • Work with Terraform Data Sources
  • Use Terraform Provisioners to bootstrap VMs
  • Learn how to use Azure Cloud Shell

Lab Prerequisites

You should be familiar with:

  • Working at the command-line in Linux
  • Terraform basics

The following Labs can be used to fulfill the prerequisites to this Lab:

Lab Environment

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

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


September 7, 2018 - Updated images to improve lab experience

About the Author

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Logan has been involved in software development and research since 2007 and has been in the cloud since 2012. He is an AWS Certified DevOps Engineer - Professional, MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure, Google Cloud Certified Associate Cloud Engineer, Certified Kubernetes Administrator (CKA), Certified Kubernetes Application Developer (CKAD), and Linux Foundation Certified System Administrator (LFCS). He earned his Ph.D. studying design automation and enjoys all things tech.

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