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Automating Infrastructure on Google Cloud with Terraform

Automating Infrastructure on Google Cloud with Terraform

Make your team self-sufficient in building, changing, and versioning infrastructure safely and efficiently with Terraform

Program Overview

Terraform is a tool that has become more popular because of its simple syntax that allows easy modularity and works against multi-cloud. One important reason corporations consider Terraform is to manage their infrastructure as code.

With Terraform, many of your team’s resources — such as projects, IAM policies, networks, and Compute Engine instances — can be managed, versioned, and easily recreated for your organization or teams. The state that Terraform generates is saved to Google Cloud Storage for persistence.

You can start by getting this industry-approved training for your team, offered by Uptut. We will cover everything from the basics to advanced levels of this tool under the guidance of industry experts.

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Why Terraform with Google Cloud for your business?

  • Consistent and repeatable infrastructure provisioning: With Terraform, your team can define infrastructure as code, which means that your team can easily reproduce the same infrastructure across multiple environments.
  • Multi-cloud support: Terraform is cloud-agnostic, which means that your team can use it to manage infrastructure on multiple cloud providers, including Google Cloud, AWS, Azure, and others
  • Infrastructure automation: Reduce the time and effort required to manage your team’s infrastructure and improve the consistency and reliability of deployments.

Make Your Team Proficient

Training Objectives

  • Gain a solid understanding of Infrastructure as Code (IaC) principles
  • Learn how to use Terraform to create, update, and destroy infrastructure on the Google Cloud Platform (GCP)
  • Understanding Terraform's configuration syntax
  • Understanding how to use variables, modules, and other advanced features of Terraform to manage complex infrastructure.
  • Learn how to use the Google Cloud Provider for Terraform to manage Google Cloud-specific resources
  • Learning how to manage infrastructure across multiple environments
  • Understanding best practices for managing infrastructure with Terraform

Hands-on Experience with Tools

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Core Training Modules

  • 1. Understanding Infrastructure as Code:
  • Terraform basics - what and why, What is IaC and why is it important? Benefits of using Terraform for IaC, Comparison with other IaC tools like CloudFormation and Ansible
  • 2. Setting up a Terraform environment and configuring authentication
  • Creating a GCP service account for Terraform, Granting necessary permissions to the service account, Storing GCP credentials securely
  • 3. Creating and managing GCP resources such as virtual machines, storage buckets, and firewall rules using Terraform
  • Understanding Terraform resource types for GCP (e.g. compute instances, load balancers, cloud storage buckets), Writing Terraform code to provision GCP resources, Using variables and outputs to make Terraform code more reusable and flexible
  • 4. Creating reusable modules for common infrastructure components
  • Defining and parameterizing Terraform modules, Creating a module registry for your organization, Best practices for testing and validating Terraform modules
  • 5. Best practices for structuring Terraform configurations and using version control
  • Breaking down Terraform code into smaller, reusable modules, Using the Terraform registry and community modules, Setting up a code repository and version control system (e.g. Git)
  • 6. Automating infrastructure updates and maintenance with Terraform
  • Using Terraform workspaces to manage multiple environments (e.g. dev, staging, production), Handling updates and changes to existing infrastructure with Terraform, Using Terraform to perform rolling updates and zero-downtime deployments
  • 7. Terraform workflows and pipelines using continuous integration and deployment (CI/CD) tools
  • Setting up a CI/CD pipeline for Terraform code, Using tools like Jenkins or GitLab to automate Terraform workflows, Using Terraform with tools like Kubernetes and Istio for automated infrastructure management
  • 8. Understanding the basics of Google Cloud Platform: 
  • How to navigate the GCP console, understand the different GCP services and their use cases, and create and manage GCP projects.
  • 9. Creating and managing GCP resources using Terraform: 
  • How to create and manage resources such as virtual machines, storage buckets, networks, firewall rules, etc.
  • 10. Using Terraform with GCP services
  • How to use Terraform with GCP services such as Kubernetes Engine, Cloud SQL, Cloud Spanner, Big Query, Dataflow, etc.
  • 11. State Management
  • How to use Terraform's state management features to track the current state of your infrastructure and manage changes over time.
  • 12. Modules and Reusability
  • How to use Terraform modules to create reusable, modular code for your infrastructure.
  • 13. Debugging Terraform
  • How to troubleshoot and debug Terraform configurations and provide solutions for common issues.
  • 14. Best practices for using Terraform with GCP
  • How to implement best practices such as testing and validation, code reviews, and disaster recovery planning.

How does personalized training work?

Analyzing skill gap and assessing business requirements
Customising curriculum with core and additional modules to fit objectives
Supporting learning implementation with consulting

Who will benefit from this training?

  • DevOps Engineers
  • Cloud Engineers
  • System Administrators
  • IT Professionals
  • Developers
  • IT Managers and team leads
  • Anyone looking to advance their cloud career

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  • Hands-on labs and assignments included
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  • Delivered by industry experts

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