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HDTERRAFORM - Terraform

Overview

Duration: 3 days

Terraform is a configuration orchestration tool for building and managing infrastructure on cloud & data centres. The course is instructor-led, live training (onsite or remote) and is designed for Engineers with little or no previous experience managing infrastructure. The course talks about in depth Terraform syntax and techniques used to automate the setup and deployment of infrastructure.

Objectives

  • Install and configure Terraform 
  • Understand the principles of infrastructure as code 
  • Set up and automate infrastructure using Terraform 
  • Write and share configuration file with team members

Content

DAY 1

Introduction 

  • Understanding Cloud Orchestration code and Terraform
  • Why Terraform?
  • Terraform Vs. Other Orchestration Tools - Why Terraform is the right choice
  • Core Terraform Components
  • Fundamental Concepts

Programming Structure 

  • Terraform Syntax: Providers
  • Terraform Syntax: Resources
  • Terraform Syntax: Variables
  • Terraform Syntax: Data sources
  • Terraform Syntax: Outputs
  • Connecting to Cloud using Providers
  • Terraform Coding Examples
  • Resources

Provisioning resources with Terraform 

  • Types of Provisioners
  • Implementing remote-exec provisioners
  • Remote Exec Provisioners (Code)
  • Implementing local-exec provisioners
  • Integrating Ansible with Terraform
  • Implementing File provisioners
  • Creating and accessing compute instances

Script Executions 

  • Obtaining variables from Terraform into external scripts
  • Using shell script remote executor from Terraform to configure platform on launched VMs


DAY 2 
Deployment Automation using Terraform 

  • Deploying Java application on VMs launched through terraform
  • Use of elastic ip in Terraform
  • Automation through Hosts entry modification
  • Using tomcat API to provision application

Managing RDS using Terraform 

  • Understanding RDS
  • Launching RDS DB Instance using Terraform
  • Launching Aurora DB Instance using Terraform

Terraform Modules 

  • Understanding the use case for modules
  • Understanding DRY principle
  • Create and use a module
  • Module Variables
  • Remote State

Integrating with GIT for team management 

  • Security Challenges in Committing TFState to GIT
  • Understanding the use case for Remote State
  • Managing Remote State using S3
  • Challenges with State File locking


DAY 3 

Data Sources 

  • Understanding Data Sources
  • Using Data Source

Templates 

  • Understanding Templates
  • Using Templates

Integration with Configuration Management Tools 

  • Understanding configuration management
  • Integration with puppet configuration management

Jenkins Integrations 

  • Understanding integration points between Jenkins and Terraform

Conclusions 

  • Understanding alternatives to Terraform
  • Where terraform succeeds

Audience

An understanding of cloud infrastructure concepts
  • DevOps Engineers 
  • System Administrators 
  • System Architects

Prerequisites

N/A

Certification

Trainocate Certificate of Attendance

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