Terraform is an open source software first released in July 2014 that allows to create new resources in Cloud providers, also called Infrastructure as Code (IaC). Supported Cloud providers includes AWS, IBM Cloud, Google Cloud Platform, Linode, Microsoft Azure, Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, VMware vSphere and OpenStack.
It supports services/providers that can be managed by APIs, such as OpenStack VMWare vSphere or CloudStack.
And since September 2019 also offers a Cloud Service: Terraform Cloud .
Installing[edit | edit source]
Common terraform commands[edit | edit source]
apply Builds or changes infrastructure console Interactive console for Terraform interpolations destroy Destroy Terraform-managed infrastructure fmt Rewrites config files to canonical format get Download and install modules for the configuration graph Create a visual graph of Terraform resources import Import existing infrastructure into Terraform init Initialize a new or existing Terraform configuration output Read an output from a state file plan Generate and show an execution plan providers Prints a tree of the providers used in the configuration push Upload this Terraform module to Terraform Enterprise to run refresh Update local state file against real resources show Inspect Terraform state or plan taint Manually mark a resource for recreation untaint Manually unmark a resource as tainted validate Validates the Terraform files version Prints the Terraform version workspace Workspace management