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Terraform

Summary:

 

In this course, Terraform - Getting Started, you'll learn foundational knowledge of Hashicorp's Terraform software, a tool-set for infrastructure automation. First, you'll discover how to create and update a basic configuration. Next, you'll explore how to use provisioners, functions, and providers to expand your deployment. Finally, you'll learn how to leverage abstraction and improve code reuse with variables, state files, and modules.

 

Course Specifics:

Module 1: Introduction to Infrastructure as Code (IaC) and Terraform Basics

  • Overview of Infrastructure as Code (IaC)

  • Understanding the need for IaC tools

  • Introduction to Terraform

  • Installing Terraform and setting up the environment

  • Creating and managing simple Terraform configurations

  • Terraform CLI commands and basic usage

Module 2: Terraform Configuration Language (HCL)

  • Understanding HashiCorp Configuration Language (HCL)

  • Declaring resources using HCL

  • Variables, data types, and expressions in HCL

  • Managing configurations with modules

  • Best practices for writing reusable Terraform code

Module 3: Working with Providers and Resources

  • Exploring Terraform providers

  • Defining provider configurations

  • Managing various cloud providers (AWS, Azure, GCP)

  • Creating and managing resources using Terraform

  • Resource dependencies and their management

Module 4: Terraform State and Workspaces

  • Understanding Terraform state files

  • State management and locking

  • Remote state storage options

  • Implementing Terraform workspaces for environment separation

Module 5: Terraform Modules and Versioning

  • Creating and using Terraform modules

  • Module structure and best practices

  • Module versioning and dependency management

  • Using modules from the Terraform Registry

Module 6: Terraform Automation and CI/CD Integration

  • Introduction to continuous integration and continuous deployment (CI/CD)

  • Automating Terraform workflows with GitLab, GitHub Actions, or Jenkins

  • Implementing Infrastructure as Code pipeline

  • Testing Terraform configurations

Module 7: Advanced Terraform Concepts

  • Advanced variable usage and interpolation

  • Dynamic configurations and meta-arguments

  • Managing complex infrastructures with Terraform

  • Handling Terraform state with large-scale deployments

  • Terraform security best practices and considerations

Module 8: Terraform in Production

  • Deploying Terraform configurations in production environments

  • Infrastructure deployment strategies

  • Monitoring and managing Terraform-managed infrastructure

  • Troubleshooting common issues and debugging Terraform configurations

Module 9: Terraform and Other Tools Integration

  • Integrating Terraform with configuration management tools (Ansible, Chef, Puppet)

  • Using Terraform with containerization platforms (Docker, Kubernetes)

  • Leveraging Terraform with other IaC tools (Packer, Vault)

Module 10: Real-world Use Cases and Best Practices

  • Case studies and real-world examples of Terraform implementations

  • Best practices for maintaining and evolving Terraform code

  • Optimizing Terraform for cost-efficiency and performance

  • Discussion on industry trends and future developments in Terraform

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