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

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Provisioning a CentOS 7 EC2 instance with Chef using Terraform

Once the underlying infrastructure is generated by Terraform, chances are the job isn't already finished. That's the moment a configuration management tool such as Chef, Ansible, or Puppet enters the game, to provision the virtual machine. Thankfully, Chef is a first class provisioning tool in Terraform. We'll see here how to fully bootstrap a CentOS 7.2 instance on AWS with Terraform, from nothing to a fully configured node, by gracefully handing over the configuration to Chef after having it automatically deployed and registered on Hosted Chef.

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