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Getting Started with Terraform by Kirill Shirinkin

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Using Elastic Compute Cloud

We will look at three ways of creating an EC2 instance: manually via the Management Console, with the AWS Command Line Interface (CLI), and with Terraform.

Creating an instance through Management Console

Just to get a feel of AWS Management Console and to fully understand how much Terraform simplifies working with AWS, let's create a single EC2 instance manually:

  1. Login to the console and choose EC2 from the list of services:
    Creating an instance through Management Console
  2. Click on Launch Instance:
    Creating an instance through Management Console
  3. Choose AWS Marketplace from the left sidebar, type Centos in the search box, ...

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