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Terraform By Example

A Practical Approach for Beginners to Learn Cloud Infrastructure with Terraform

About the Book

Dive into Infrastructure as Code (IaC) with "Terraform By Example," our comprehensive book designed specifically for beginners. This book demystifies the complexities of cloud infrastructure management using Terraform, one of the most sought-after tools in the industry today.

Throughout this book, you'll gain a foundational understanding of IaC and why it's crucial in modern IT operations. We begin by introducing you to the basics of Terraform and the HashiCorp Configuration Language (HCL). You'll learn to install Terraform and set up your environment for success.

But this book isn't just about theory. We emphasize hands-on learning, allowing you to work with real-life scenarios in our labs. You'll write Terraform scripts to provision, update, and manage cloud infrastructure, focusing on practical applications in AWS environments. These exercises will solidify your understanding and give you the confidence to apply these skills in real-world settings.

Beyond the basics, we delve into advanced Terraform topics. You'll explore state management, understand the importance of Terraform modules, and learn about lifecycle rules and command implementations. We also cover essential practices like remote state management, state locking, and security measures within Terraform frameworks.

By the end of this book, you'll have a thorough understanding of Terraform’s capabilities and how it can be used to automate and streamline cloud infrastructure deployment and management. Whether you're a systems administrator, a budding DevOps professional, or simply passionate about cloud technology, this book will equip you with the skills and knowledge to take your first confident steps in the world of Terraform.

Join us to embark on your journey of mastering Terraform and unlock the potential of cloud infrastructure automation.

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About the Author

Luca Berton
Luca Berton

Luca Berton is an Ansible Automation Expert who has been working with JPMorgan Chase & Co. and previously worked with the Red Hat Hat Ansible Engineer Team for three years. Published author of the Ansible for VMware by Examples and Ansible for Kubernetes by Examples best-seller of the Ansible By Example(s) practical book series and creator of the Ansible Pilot project. With more than 15 years of experience as a System Administrator, he has strong expertise in Infrastructure Hardening and Automation. Enthusiast of the Open Source supports the community, sharing his knowledge in different events of public access. Geek by nature, Linux by choice, Fedora, of course.

Table of Contents

    • Introduction to IaC and Terraform
      • Understanding Infrastructure as Code with Terraform
      • Types of IaC Tools
    • Terraform Installation and Development Tools
      • Install Terraform on MacOS
      • Install Terraform on Ubuntu Linux
      • Install Terraform on Red Hat Enterprise Linux
      • Upgrading Terraform to a Specific Version
      • VSCode with the HashiCorp Terraform Extension
    • HashiCorp Configuration Language (HCL)
      • HCL Basics
      • Deploying Nginx with Terraform using the Docker Provider
      • Understanding the Terraform Destroy Process
      • Configuring and Using Terraform Providers
      • Format and Validate Terraform Configuration for Better Consistency
    • Amazon Web Services Integration with Terraform
      • AWS Free Tier
      • Introduction to AWS IAM, S3, and DynamoDB
      • AWS CLI on macOS
      • Deploy AWS EC2 Instance with Terraform using the AWS Provider
      • Implementing IAM, S3, DynamoDB with Terraform
    • Terraform Fundamentals
      • Terraform Input and Output Variables
      • Terraform Resource Attributes and Dependencies
      • Terraform State Management
      • Managing State and State Locking in Terraform
      • Terraform Remote Backends with AWS S3
      • AWS Increase EC2 Root Block Device
      • Understanding the AWS Security Group Rule for Allowing ICMP Ping Requests
    • Advanced Terraform concepts
      • Terraform Commands Overview
      • Mutable vs Immutable Infrastructure
      • Understanding Terraform Lifecycle Rules
      • Understanding Count and for-each in Terraform
      • Managing Version Constraints
      • Terraform Resource Tainting Techniques
      • Enabling and Using Debugging
      • Importing Resources into Terraform Management
    • Error Troubleshooting and Fixes
      • Debugging with TFLint
      • Troubleshooting and Fix the Terraform AWS Subscription Errors
      • Troubleshooting and Fix the Terraform AWS InvalidClientTokenId Error
      • Troubleshooting and Fix the Terraform Init Error S3 Backend Bucket Region Mismatch
      • Troubleshooting and Fix the Terraform Taint Command Errors
      • Troubleshooting and Fix the Terraform Inconsistent Dependency Lock File Error

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