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Spinning up an EC2 with Terraform and Vault.

Today we will look at how to setup EC2 instance with Terraform.

  1. Set up Terraform
  2. Spin up EC2
  3. Externalise secrets and other resources with terraform variables.
  4. Set up Vault as secret repo

1. Set up Terraform

So first thing first, quick installation guide, visit https://www.terraform.io/downloads.html , pick up right version and download:

➜  apps wget https://releases.hashicorp.com/terraform/0.11.1/terraform_0.11.1_darwin_amd64.zip\?_ga\=2.1738614.654909398.1512400028-228831855.1511115744
--2017-12-04 15:16:06--  https://releases.hashicorp.com/terraform/0.11.1/terraform_0.11.1_darwin_amd64.zip?_ga=2.1738614.654909398.1512400028-228831855.1511115744
Resolving releases.hashicorp.com... 151.101.17.183, 2a04:4e42:4::439
Connecting to releases.hashicorp.com|151.101.17.183|:443... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
Length: 15750266 (15M) [application/zip]
Saving to: ‘terraform_0.11.1_darwin_amd64.zip?_ga=2.1738614.654909398.1512400028-228831855.1511115744’

terraform_0.11.1_darwin_amd64.zip?_ga=2.17386 100%[=================================================================================================>]  15.02M   499KB/s    in 30s

2017-12-04 15:16:36 (517 KB/s) - ‘terraform_0.11.1_darwin_amd64.zip?_ga=2.1738614.654909398.1512400028-228831855.1511115744’ saved [15750266/15750266]

Then unzip:

➜  apps unzip terraform_0.11.1_darwin_amd64.zip\?_ga=2.1738614.654909398.1512400028-228831855.1511115744
Archive:  terraform_0.11.1_darwin_amd64.zip?_ga=2.1738614.654909398.1512400028-228831855.1511115744
  inflating: terraform

Finally make sure location added to PATH:

➜  ~ export PATH=~/apps:$PATH

Check installation works:

➜  ~ terraform -v
Terraform v0.11.1

2. Spin up EC2

The plan is to spin up latest Ubuntu.

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