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Effective DevOps with AWS - Second Edition by Nathaniel Felsen, Giuseppe Borgese, Yogesh Raheja

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First Terraform template for AWS instance provisioning

Terraform is used to create, manage, and update infrastructure resources such as virtual machines, cloud instances, physical machines, containers, and much more. Almost any infrastructure type can be represented as a resource in Terraform. We are going to create a resource in the next step. Before that, we need to understand Terraform providers, which are responsible for understanding API interactions and exposing resources. A provider could be IaaS (such as AWS, GCP, and so on), PaaS (such as Heroku) or SaaS (such as DNSimple). The provider is the first section with which we have to start our Terraform templates. Before using Terraform to create an instance, we need to configure the ...

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