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Terraform count vs for_each for examples with map of objects

In this Terraform article I have two examples for loop and count loop. I have one map of object. Where I will use both the loops on map to show how to use them in different way. You can check my earlier articles for different loops examples - Terraform for_each loop on map example and Terraform…

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Terraform remote-exec provisioner with ssh connection in null_resource

This is a Terraform example of remote-exec provisioner with ssh connection using null_resource. To use remote-exec you need to provide remote server connection information. In my below example I am using and creating connection with ssh protocol to linux servers with terraform configuration. If you …

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Terraform fore_each for loop filter with if condition example

In this HashiCorp Terraform configuration example article, I am using if condition to filter list of variable objects. Here in this configuration I am have multiple list of resource group, Their name and location are different in the variable objects as mentioned below. 

I want to deploy only…

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Terraform foreach module output to show only required results

In my previous articles I was testing my variable information to see output, one thing I observed in the output was showing all the variable content information in the output. 

Terraform testing local variables and output csv file without resource Part 1
Terraform testing variable map object va…

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Terraform clone virtual machine template in VMware vSphere vCenter Dynamic Content Part 2

This is improvised Terraform configuration scripts to clone Windows and Linux Template from VMware vCenter server. I have made few improvements in the configuration adding dynamic content block in the modules for network and disks. Another change is use variables, New VM information from csv file to…

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Terraform deploy create A Private DNS Record in Microsoft Azure from list of objects

This is an example of creating multiple private DNS records in Microsoft Azure from list of objects. Here I am starting with variables.tf, I am using below list of objects as type in variable.

#variables.tf
variable "dns_records" {
  type = list(object({
    name                =

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Terraform testing variable map object values without resource configuration part 2

This is second part of earlier written article Terraform testing local variables and output csv file without resource Part 1. Idea is use same method technique to learn and verify how to assign map of object works. Below is the example of variable map object and its output.

I used this map obje…

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Terraform testing local variables and output csv file without resource Part 1

This is article is about how I test and verify my maps, list, object and sets values without any resources and to check provided objects are mentioned correctly. Here in below example I wanted to test csv file content in terraform. To check the same I created local variables from CSV file and watch …

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Terraform error retrieving storage account failure responding to request StatusCode 404 StorageAccountNotFound The storage account was not found

While working with Terraform Azure provider and creating storage account with service endpoints (subnets), I was receiving below strange error.

Error: retrieving Storage Account: (name: "storageaccount" / Resource Group "resourcegroup")"  storage.AccountsClient#GetProperties: Failure responding t…

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Terraform clone virtual machine template in VMware vSphere vCenter from CSV file

While working on cloning virtual machine in vCenter from template I already written two articles Using terraform to clone a virtual machine on VMware vSphere infrastructure and Terraform module clone VMware vSphere Linux and Windows virtual machine. But I wanted to improvise it as I got some modi…

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Terraform A reference to a resource type must be followed by at least one attribute access, specifying the resource name

After entering my resources information for Azure in Terraform configuration files and running a plan I was keep on receiving below error.

A reference to a resource type must be followed by at least one attribute access, specifying the resource name

terraform plan azure a reference to a resource type must be followed by at least one attribute access specifying the resource name.png

PS D:\Projects\Terraform\Module_creat…

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Terraform one module deploy null or multiple resources based on input (nested for loop)

This article is about little bit advanced structure in the terraform module, Here I using terraform functions to create a module where multiple resources will be created from given map or object input. If map or object is null (not mentioned) there shouldn't be error and it should skip making those …

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Hashicorp Terraform map and object inside module and variable example

This is example of map and object functions used in variable and Terraform module. Here is my tree view of module folders and tf files.

terraform hashicorp hcl tree module map and object example microsoft azure cloud resource group storage account.png

In the module variable I am using two terraform functions object and map to define data. To use object, provide information in key value pair and dictionar…

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Terraform VMware vSphere Virtual Machine customization clone failed on Windows

While doing project on Terraform with VMware vSphere: Terraform module clone VMware vSphere Linux and Windows virtual machine, I was receiving below error while deployment. VM was getting deployed but VM customization was running into error and failing.

Error: 
│ Virtual machine customiza…

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Terraform module clone VMware vSphere Linux and Windows virtual machine

After writing initial Terraform code to clone VMware Virtual Machine template Using terraform to clone a virtual machine on VMware vSphere infrastructure, There was a requirement to clone Linux and Windows Virtual Machines using the single TF file and it must create multiple VMs from map hash table …

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Terraform VMware vSphere Virtual Machine cloning Operating system not found

After cloning VMWare Virtual Machine using Terraform code, I waited for a long time but terraform apply command was not getting completed and was in the creation state of indefinitely. The VM was cloned on the vCenter server and it was powered on. But when I checked on the VM VMware web remote conso…

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Using terraform to clone a virtual machine on VMware vSphere infrastructure

This is a example script to clone and deploy multiple Linux vCenter Virtual Machines on VMware vSphere vCenter server infrastructure using hashicorp terraform scripts. In my VMware infrastructure I already have configured virtual datacenter, cluster, network and datastore. There is Linux VM template…

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Conditionally create resources in Terraform

I had scenario with Terraform to deploy resources based on the value given in variables. This is also an example of count and if condition. When you use count inside the resource block and if value is mentioned 0 that resource will not be deployed. Now I am giving the count number programmatically …

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Install the Microsoft Azure CLI on Ubuntu Linux

While working on one of the client's project I wanted to install and use Microsoft Azure-cli to manage Azure cloud on ubuntu (Get Started: Configure Ansible for Azure Cloud Infrastructure). This is step by step guide, First step I am updating and upgrading ubuntu system using apt-get. 

Microsoft Azure azure-cli az cli installation on linux sudo su - sudo apt-get update upgrade autoremove azure cloud automation.png

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Importing already created module Infrastructure into Terraform and update state file

This is a second part of Importing existing resources into Terraform - Step by Step, in earlier article I imported resource mentioned in tf file, here in this article I will be importing existing module resources and update tfstate file. Below are the module structure of my resources in the terrafo…

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