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Infrastructure as Code (IAC) Cookbook by Pierre Pomes, Stephane Jourdan

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Creating an Ubuntu EC2 instance with Terraform

We have previously created the requirements to launch a standard virtual machine on AWS EC2 (an SSH key pair and a security group). Let's now launch this virtual machine on EC2, using the specified SSH key pair to log into it and placed inside the security group, so (in our case) SSH is only available from a specific IP address.

Note

This example uses the t2.micro instance available for free in the AWS Free Tier.

Getting ready

To step through this recipe, you will need the following:

  • A working Terraform installation
  • An AWS provider, a SSH key pair, and a Security Group configured in Terraform (refer to the previous recipes)
  • An Internet connection

How to do it…

First, you need to find the correct AMI for your ...

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