Terraform vs Ansible Lab

Terraform vs Ansible Lab

Overview


Choosing the right tool for provisioning and configuring infrastructure can be tricky, as there are several options available. Among them, Terraform and Ansible are two of the most widely used. In order to determine which one is the best fit for you, it’s important to understand the key differences between the two. This demo comparison will help you make an informed decision. In this lab, we will take a practical approach by demoing both Terraform and Ansible to see the difference. Below are the concepts we will discuss.
  • What is Terraform?
  • What is Ansible?
  • Infrastructure as Code
  • Configuration Management
  • Infrastructure State
  • Mutable Infrastructure
  • Immutable Infrastructure
  • Idempotence
  • Imperative Programming
  • Declarative Programming

Prerequisites


The following is required to follow along:
  • Terraform or use GitHub’s Codespaces as your development environment. The code repo is equipped with it.
  • An AWS account or if you’re subscribed to the TeKanAid Academy Premium Subscription you get your own AWS account on demand. More details are below.

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Lab Details

 

  • Development Environment
  • AWS Environment
  • Video Explanation
  • Video Lab Demo
  • Blog Posts

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Hi there, I'm Sam

I’m a husband and father of two wonderful boys. I’m also very passionate 🔥 about all things technology. From when I was 10, I had a dream to become a computer 💻 engineer one day. Here I am today living the dream!

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  • Master of Applied Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering – University of Waterloo in Ontario Canada.

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Earners of the HashiCorp Certified: Terraform Associate certification know the basic concepts, skills, and use cases associated with open source HashiCorp Terraform. They understand and can utilize Terraform according to the certification objectives. Additionally, they understand why enterprises choose to extend Terraform Open Source with Terraform Enterprise to solve business critical objectives.

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