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Using Terraform Outputs in GCP

You are a DevOps engineer with an organization that is rapidly adopting Terraform to automate their GCP infrastructure. A team has a CI/CD solution to create new VMs on demand; however, this rapid creation is causing concerns about cloud sprawl. You will need to work with the team to capture information about the infrastructure they are creating with Terraform and generate a report that is available on demand for stakeholders who want to know what is running. To accomplish this, you can make use of Terraform outputs, as well as template files and the local provider.


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  1. Challenge

    Create a 'vm' module and Deploy 2 VMs Based on the Module

    • Create a terraform directory to work in.
    • Create a modules directory and, inside it, create a vm directory.
    • Create a terraform/vm/ file.
    • Create a terraform/ file.
    • Execute terraform init.
    • Execute terraform apply.
  2. Challenge

    Create a CSV File with the IP Addresses for All VMs Using Terraform

    • Create a manifest.tftpl template file.
    • Add template syntax to generate a CSV in the template file.
    • Create a local_file resource.
    • Execute terraform apply.
    • Add another name to the vm_names variable.
    • Execute terraform apply.

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