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Enable Debug Logging for Terraform

Hey there, Gurus! Welcome to the lab! This lab will demonstrate how to enable debug logging in Terraform, which can be used to further look into an issue with Terraform and to give information to HashiCorp when submitting a bug report. Let the bug reporting begin!

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Clock icon Intermediate
Clock icon 15m
Clock icon Jan 26, 2022

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Table of Contents

  1. Challenge

    Enable Debug Logging

    1. In the terminal, once you're logged in to your instance, change to the Enable_Debug_Logging directory.
    2. In the Enable_Debug_Logging directory, edit the file and add in your ami and subnet_id from the resource_ids.txt file.
    3. In the Enable_Debug_Logging directory, create a directory called logs.
    4. Enable Terraform debug logging.
    5. Set the logging path to a file called terraform_logs.txt in your logs directory.
    6. Initialize your working directory.
    7. Check the Terraform version.
    8. Deploy your resources.
  2. Challenge

    Confirm the Log was Written to the Directory

    1. Check your logs directory for the the terraform_logs.txt file.
    2. Examine the log file.

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