Terraform in Azure
Terraform in Azure
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Terraform in Azure

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Completed on 2020-02-26

About the Book

There are a ton of ways to spin up your cloud infrastructure. Using the UI, most programming languages (PowerShell and Python for example), or using infrastructure-as-code. We're seeing more and more every day that infrastructure-as-code is the standard for doing this. Not only the standard for making your business go faster and being more efficient, but a standard in most job requirements in the DevOps space. One of standards is quickly becoming Terraform. Terraform in an open-source infrastructure-as-code tool created by HashiCorp. Terraform allows you to spin up infrastructure in any space (Azure, AWS, VMWare, etc.) with the language known as Hashicorp Configuration Language, or HCL for short. In this book we're going to focus on spinning up all pieces of infrastructure in Azure using Terraform.

About the Author

Michael Levan
Michael Levan

Michael Levan is a tech enthusiast and engineer at heart. He is an Azure and DevOps Trainer at CBT Nuggets and the Founder & Chief Engineer at CloudDev.Engineering LLC. Michael is a blogger, public speaker, author, all-around content developer, and utterly fascinated with DevOps and Cloud Engineering. Want to see what he is up to? https://www.clouddev.engineering/ or Twitter @TheNJDevOpsGuy

Table of Contents

  • About This Book
  • Brief Contents
  • Acknowledgements
  • Chapter 1
  • Getting started with Terraform concepts
    • What does Terraform do for us?
    • What is a Provider?
    • What is a Resource?
    • What are Resource Parameters (attribute reference)?
    • What are Modules?
    • Terraform configuration files.
    • Summary
  • Chapter 2
  • The Azure Terraform provider
    • Setting up the Azure Terraform provider
    • Authentication with the AZ CLI
    • Authentication with a service principal and client secret
    • Summary
  • Chapter 3
  • Writing out first piece of Terraform code
    • Setting up our environment
    • Getting our code ready
    • Writing our code
    • Run our code.
    • Summary
  • Chapter 4
  • Creating a network
    • Setting up our storage account for TFSTATE
    • Creating a network security group
    • Creating a network security group rule
    • Creating a vNet
    • Putting it all together
    • Summary

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