In this course, we will get started with Terraform, but first we will take a look at Infrastructure as a code Or IaC and the different types of tools available in IaC and their purpose in managing modern IT Infrastructure. We’ll then see the role of terraform in the today’s IT Infrastructure. We’ll then learn how to install Terraform, This is followed by the basics of Hashicorp Configuration Language (HCL). Next we have our first lab where you’ll get your hands dirty with HCL syntax. We will then learn the basics of Terraform such as Providers, Input and Output variables, Resource Attributes and Dependencies.
After this we take a look at state in terraform – what it is, why it is used and considerations to follow when working with state. We then dig deeper in to the fundamentals– starting with the different commands provided by Terraform. This is followed by a lecture where we understand the difference between Mutable and Immutable infrastructure. This is followed by lifecycle rules in terraform where we will learn how to manage the ways in which resources are created. This is followed by other basic topics such as datasources, meta arguments such as count and for each and finally understand version constraints in Terraform.
Vijin Palazhi — Head of Technology at KodeKloud | HashiCorp and CNCF Trainer
Vijin is a training architect at KodeKloud. He is an Infrastructure Specialist with over 13 years of experience in IT Infrastructure with expertise in DevOps, Cloud, Systems Engineering, Architecture and Automation. Vijin loves to share his knowledge creatively, which keeps students motivated and focused on learning!