How to Setup Terraform on Ubuntu Linux in Azure/AWS/GCP
To install Terraform on Ubuntu Linux in any of the cloud platforms, the best way is to use the available images in the marketplace that run Terraform opensource on Linux Ubuntu with the recommended configuration. Production ready. Click on the links below to deploy to your preferred cloud platform.
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Terraform Server features
- Terraform is a graph database or infrastructure as code (IaC) tool that allows you to build, change, and version infrastructure safely and efficiently. It takes care of components such as compute instances, storage, and networking, as well as high-level components such as DNS entries, SaaS features, etc.
- it allows users to observe functions such as numeric, string, date and time, collections as well as encoding functions;
- a configuration language that supports interpolation and enables admins to pass functions as a string to perform a range of operations;
- the ability to translate HCL code into the JSON format;
- a feature called Module Count that specifies the number of modules that have been applied to an infrastructure.
Getting Started with Terraform on Ubuntu
Connect (SSH) into new server
Once your Terraform server has been deployed, the following links explain how to connect to a Linux VM:
- How to connect to a Linux VM on Azure
- How to connect to a Linux VM on AWS
- How to connect to a Linux VM on GCP
Once connected and logged in, the following section explains how to start using Terraform
Once logged in, you’re ready to start using terraform. To confirm the installation was successful, run the following command:
You should see an output of the version that is installed.
You are now ready to start using Terraform and deploying infrastructure.
The following links to documentation explain how to use Terraform for each cloud platform
Learn to provision infrastructure with HashiCorp Terraform
Support for using Terraform can be found on their community section: