Terraform is an infrastructure automation tool that allows companies to manage infrastructure through code. This provides many benefits such as greater recovery, predictability, and speed. Infrastructure as code is quickly becoming a standard for managing cloud resources and is widely practiced among the top high performing companies.
In this lab, you'll learn how to use Terraform to provision an Azure VM, bootstrapped using Ansible. Ansible is an IT automation technology often used within DevOps to reliably and repeatedly install software and applications on VMs that run in the cloud and on-prem servers. You'll use Terraform together with Ansible to launch a Linux VM and then perform automated configuration management on it, installing and configuring Nginx (web server). The Ansible playbook that you develop will download and setup an example static HTML5 responsive website, to be served by the Nginx web server.
Upon completion of this intermediate level lab, you'll be able to:
Familiarity with the following will be beneficial but is not required:
The following content can be used to fulfill the prerequisite:
Jeremy is a Content Lead Architect and DevOps SME here at Cloud Academy where he specializes in developing DevOps technical training documentation.
He has a strong background in software engineering, and has been coding with various languages, frameworks, and systems for the past 25+ years. In recent times, Jeremy has been focused on DevOps, Cloud (AWS, Azure, GCP), Security, Kubernetes, and Machine Learning.
Jeremy holds professional certifications for AWS, Azure, GCP, Terraform, Kubernetes (CKA, CKAD, CKS).