turtletramp's blog


Terraform cheat sheet


  • `terraform graph`
  • `webgraphviz.com` - to copy paset in the result of terraform graph to see it in a graphical view
  • `terraform plan` - shows what would be changed without actually applying it
  • `terraform apply` - is showing the plan and then applying it in one stap

state handling of terraform

  • stores the state of the remote in local files
  • can be updated with a command (which one?)
  • ...


  • Do not use an elastic IP (eip) directly but instead use an aws_eip_association that assigns an eip to an instance. This way way we can change the instance at any time without loosing the IP.