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Use Terraform to Create a Kubernetes Deployment

Hey there, Gurus! Welcome to the lab! This lab will demonstrate how to set up a small Kubernetes cluster and deploy two NGINX nodes using Terraform. You, as an admin, are being asked to deploy a simple Kubernetes cluster running two NGINX nodes to test out a new web application. You will need to, first, set up the cluster using `kind` and `kubectl`, and then use Terraform to deploy the NGINX nodes.

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Clock icon Intermediate
Clock icon 45m
Clock icon Aug 27, 2021

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Table of Contents

  1. Challenge

    Create Your Kubernetes Cluster

    In the Terminal

    1. Once logged in to your instance, change into the lab-deploy-kubernetes directory.
    2. Use kind and the kind-config.yaml file to create a cluster named lab-terraform-kubernetes.
    3. Point kubectl at your cluster to allow interaction.
  2. Challenge

    Configure Terraform for Use with the Kubernetes Cluster

    In the Terminal

    1. Gather cluster information to input values for your variables file.
    2. Edit your terraform.tfvars file and add your cluster host and client certificate values.
    3. Initialize your working directory.
  3. Challenge

    Deploy Resources to the Kubernetes Cluster

    In the Terminal

    1. Download the added resources configuration file from the repo.
    2. Review the file.
    3. Schedule an NGINX deployment with two replicas on your Kubernetes cluster using Terraform.
    4. Verify the deployment.

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