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'll cover how developer teams use Terraform in real-world scenarios, explore different workflows from a developer's perspective, and discuss automating operations to ensure reliable infrastructure updates.
We'll also discuss potential Terraform gotchas and recommendations to avoid them.
For security purposes, it's beneficial to have separate accounts or projects for different environments (e.g., development, staging, and production). This ensures better access control, prevents naming conflicts, and isolates environments to protect against potential issues.
By understanding the workflows, best practices, and potential pitfalls when using Terraform, you can efficiently manage your infrastructure and minimize risks.
With the proper application of these concepts, you can reap the benefits of Terraform and other infrastructure as code tools.