Introduction to the course
Examine the evolution of virtualization technologies from bare metal, virtual machines, and containers and the tradeoffs between them.
Install terraform and configure it to work with AWS
Learn the common terraform commands and how to use them
Use Terraform variables and outputs to improve make our configurations more flexible
Explore HCL language features in Terraform to create more expressive and modular infrastructure code.
Learn to break your code into modules to make it flexible and reuseable
Overview of two primary methods for managing multiple Terraform environments
Techniques for testing and validating Terraform code
Covers how teams generally work with Terraform, including automated deployment with CI/CD
Final words about the course
In this lesson, we will dive deeper into Terraform providers and the terraform init command. We will explore the general sequence of Terraform commands, discuss the architecture of Terraform providers, and provide a detailed walkthrough of the init command.
terraform init: Initializes your project
terraform plan: Checks your configuration against the current state and generates a plan
terraform apply: Applies the plan to create or update your infrastructure
terraform destroy: Removes resources when no longer needed
In an empty working directory, create a main.tf file containing your configuration
Run terraform init to download the necessary providers and store them in the
.terraform directory. The
.terraform.lock.hcl file contains information about the installed dependencies and providers
Modules, reusable Terraform code bundles, are also downloaded and stored in the
In this lesson, we have covered the essential aspects of Terraform providers and the terraform init command. You now have a deeper understanding of the Terraform command sequence, provider architecture, and the process of initializing Terraform projects