This note is in continuation to the previous one -Terraform Remote State -Part1: Using AWS, where I've covered the what and how of a terraform remote state. So that we are all on the same page, I'll list down a few important points related to that: -the current state of infrastructure as referred to by … Continue reading Terraform Remote State -Part 2: Using Azure
When I started learning Terraform, I installed the tool, wrote Terraform configuration files, and ran the commands from my local (laptop). I did not put a lot of thought into understanding a remote state and how it is useful. As I continued learning, and as I started using Azure DevOps to automate infrastructure provisioning using … Continue reading Terraform Remote State -Part 1: Using AWS
In my previous note, [Azure DevOps and Terraform to provision AWS S3], I listed in detail the steps to be followed to provision an S3 bucket using Azure DevOps and Terraform. I referred to the classic editor in the build definition/azure pipelines. Build and release definitions declared via a classic editor in Azure DevOps, although … Continue reading Azure Pipelines (YAML) and Terraform to provision AWS S3
Here's an interesting use case I came across -that I thought could also be a useful resource to share- and hence this post. I've worked on Terraform and am aware of the solution that it provides to IaC principles. I've worked extensively on Azure DevOps and know that Azure Pipelines can be good at orchestration … Continue reading Azure DevOps and Terraform to provision AWS S3
I do not have a lot of experience taking professional certification tests, so I cannot compare whether this test is easy or hard. However, if your concepts on IaC are clear and you have hands-on experience on Terraform (over three months in my case) in provisioning and managing resources, this certification is a good status … Continue reading How I prepared for and passed Terraform associate certification
Provisioning and de-provisioning computing resources happen at a faster rate as the process of doing so become accessible. And cloud technologies like AWS and Azure have made it easy, cheap, and quick to do so. However, provisioning resources manually (although possible) is not scalable and also not efficient. Any organization pursuing its DevOps journey must … Continue reading Getting started with Terraform
"Sourav, we need a new environment to perform integration testing of our application" -supervisor to me. "Okay..." -me. "Do you have that checklist that you created the last time we requested a new environment?" "Yes, I was just thinking about that... But that was more than an year back and since then we've added a … Continue reading What is Infrastructure as Code?
(this thought process derives heavily from my experience as a scm, build and release engineer working on automation, scripting and trying to make my job exciting. Feel free to disagree)In the earlier days (2000's maybe?) most of the tasks around build and release involved manual steps in the follow sequence:Step 1: development check-in codeStep 2: … Continue reading Idempotency in Infrastructure as Code