In our how to become TerraForm SME tutorial series, today let’s see about Lab setup. TerraForm lab setup on PC or NAS is very simple.
TerraForm is very easy to set up the software. It can run any platform. For our TerraForm SME course, I will use Oracle Linux 7.9 on a VMware workstation. For you no need to have any VM or dedicated box for TF. You can install it on your Windows or MAC desktop.
Oracle Linux 7.9 installation steps:
sudo yum install -y yum-utils
sudo yum-config-manager --add-repo https://rpm.releases.hashicorp.com/RHEL/hashicorp.repo
sudo yum -y install terraform
[root@localhost ~]# terraform -version
Which IDE is best for developing TerraForm scripts?
You can use your windows notepad or vi for Linux. But complex TF scripts, I will prefer ATOM or VS code. Both are free. You need to enable TerraForm plugin to start developing TF scripts.