Terraform Cheatsheet
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The Ultimate Terraform Cheatsheet

Eric Pulsifer
Eric Pulsifer

No need to run in terror from Terraform. Close that search engine tab and check out our ultimate Terraform Cheatsheet (courtesy of ACG’s Moosa Khalid) for all the basic commands you need on hand to get the most from this awesome, intuitive IaC tool.

The ACG Terraform Commands Cheatsheet

At A Cloud Guru, we have in-depth courses on Terraform — from deploying to AWS with Terraform to deploying resources to GCP with Terraform and using Terraform to create infrastructure in Azure. But sometimes all you need is a simple, handy reference to get stuff done. We’ve got you covered!

What is Terraform?

Infrastructure as Code (IaC) is a key part of a balanced cloud breakfast. And when it comes to IaC tools, Terraform is one of the top tools out there. (Which IaC tool is right for you? Check out our guide to IaC on AWS.)

Terraform came onto the scene in 2014 to orchestrate infrastructure as code. It first targeted AWS but has grown to play nicely with a large ecosystem of modules, including Google Cloud Platform (GCP), Microsoft Azure, Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, and Alibaba Cloud. In fact, multi-provider support is one of the main selling points of Terraform.

Terraform introduced its own DSL, called Hashicorp Configuration Language (HCL). On the surface, it feels like a more human-friendly JSON, which is also natively supported within Terraform.


Learn the basics of Terraform

Want to learn more about getting the most out of Terraform? Check out Moosa Khalid’s course Deploying to AWS with Terraform and Ansible.

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