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Quick Introduction to Terraform

Introduction There are many tools and frameworks available for provisioning infrastructure on the cloud. One of the most popular cloud agnostic tool is Terraform.  It is a vital piece of Infrastructure as a Code Service and could be used to tear up or tear down infrastructure. We will learn about some basic nuances of Terraform in this post.  Installing Terraform: Terraform could be installed by finding the appropriate package and following instructions. (Refer  In this post, I will be using Terraform on CentOS. Getting Started: Let us try to get our hands dirty. Create a directory, 'scripts' and cd into that. Run 'terraform --version' to confirm if terraform is successfully installed. Let us create our first terraform file. Terraform files have an extension of .tf.  So, create a file ''. Let us create a variable called 'name' and try to print it out.