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Installing and Configuring Terraform on a Compute Engine Instance

Before you begin working with Terraform, you will need to understand how to install it on your current system. This is the foundational step to make sure you are able to use this cutting-edge tool in DevOps. In this hands-on lab, we will learn how to install terraform on a CentOS 7 instance.


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Clock icon Intermediate
Clock icon 45m
Clock icon Jul 23, 2020

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Table of Contents

  1. Challenge

    Create an Instance

    1. From Google Cloud console's main navigation, choose Compute Engine.
    2. Click Create.
    3. Give your instance a name.
    4. Change the boot disk to CentOS 7.
    5. Click Create.
  2. Challenge

    Log in to the Instance via SSH and Download Terraform

    1. From Google Cloud navigation, choose Compute Engine.

    2. In the main window pane, click Create.

    3. Name your instance terraform-instance.

    4. In the Boot disk section, click Change.

    5. Set Operating system to CentOS.

    6. Set Version to CentOS 7.

    7. Click Select.

    8. Click Create.

    9. Click SSH next to terraform-instance.

    10. Install necessary updates:

      sudo yum update -y
      sudo yum install wget unzip -y
    11. Download Terraform:

    12. Unzip the file:

    13. Move Terraform to a directory called temp:

      mkdir temp/
      mv terraform temp/
    14. Input the path to communicate with Terraform into the /etc profile file:

      echo "PATH='$PATH:~/temp/'" >> .bash_profile
    15. Use the following in order to be able to call Terraform:

      source .bash_profile
    16. Call Terraform:


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