Tags: Azure

CUGC User Share Webinar: An Introduction to Terraform

Recently I had the pleasure of presenting a CUGC User Share Webinar on an Introduction to Terraform. I specifically chose to focus on using Terraform with Azure (as this is an area I regularly work within). ✅ https://mycugc.org/events/details/cugc-global-presents-user-share-an-introduction-to-terraform/ Within this webinar I covered off the following areas: What is Terraform? How Terraform works What is Infrastructure as Code? Why use Infrastructure […]

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Testing out Azure Terrafy

Please note: This tooling has been renamed and updated since this post was written – please see updated docs in the GitHub Repo here. Azure Terrafy is a tool that allows us to bring existing Azure Infrastructure under management by Terraform – something those of us using Terraform have been hoping will exist for a long time. When we say “under […]

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Using Packer to create Azure Machine Images

Using a programmatic approach to creating images is a great way to ensure consistency and standardise your approach. By using a tool like Packer, we can do this reliably, and integrate the build process into existing DevOps Pipelines and deployments. At the current time, there are two Packer Azure Builders; azure-arm and azure-chroot – for this post, we will use […]

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Creating an Azure Terraform Module for Identity Resources

Recently I have been working to create some Terraform Modules, which allow repeated deployment of Azure Resources. One of these modules is designed to create Identity Resources, based on the Cloud Adoption Framework. I wanted to create something that could be used to repeatedly deploy these Resources across however many Azure Regions are required, and expanded to include additional Resources […]

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Resources to help study for the AZ-800 Exam

Recently I took and passed the AZ-800 exam, Administering Windows Server Hybrid Core Infrastructure. This exam had been on my to do list for some time, so I was pleased to get it done. To help others looking to take this exam, here’s a list of Resources that I used to help me learn the exam objectives and prepare for […]

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Deploying Azure Virtual WAN using Terraform

Overview Recently I have been working with Azure Virtual WAN to provide connectivity between Azure Regions, Branch Offices, and Remote Users. Azure Virtual WAN is a networking service that brings many of the commonly found connectivity services into a single area, providing simplified connectivity and management. These services include: Branch connectivity. Site-to-site VPN connectivity. Remote user VPN connectivity (point-to-site). Private […]

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A simple Azure Terraform Walkthrough – Part 3

This series of posts is intended to assist in learning how to use Terraform with Azure – we will walk through a full deployment, covering off each step and all elements within the code. Within this series of posts I will walk through the following steps, breaking down the installation and Terraform code step-by-step to give an overview: Part 1: […]

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A simple Azure Terraform Walkthrough – Part 2

This series of posts is intended to assist in learning how to use Terraform with Azure – we will walk through a full deployment, covering off each step and all elements within the code. Within this series of posts I will walk through the following steps, breaking down the installation and Terraform code step-by-step to give an overview: Part 1: […]

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A simple Azure Terraform Walkthrough – Part 1

This series of posts is intended to assist in learning how to use Terraform with Azure – we will walk through a full deployment, covering off each step and all elements within the code. Within this series of posts I will walk through the following steps, breaking down the installation and Terraform code step-by-step to give an overview: Part 1: […]

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Updated! – Securing your deployment with code scanning in GitHub Actions

Security scanning of code, before, during, and after deployment is a great way to enhance the security of any project. Knowing that your code is being analysed for issues before deployment, during the build phase, and then after deployment when you are in the support/run phase, can really help to improve the security posture of an environment, with minimal effort […]

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Deploying Azure Resources with Terraform using GitHub Actions

To deploy any of the Terraform-Azure Environments, or any Terraform code for Azure you have created yourself, using GitHub Actions, follow the steps outlined below. 1. Fork the Terraform-Azure Repository This will then allow you to access backend settings privately and create your own deployments based on the code within. You can then of course customise code, make changes, or […]

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Deploying and Configuring Azure Firewall using Terraform

Recently I’ve been working with Azure Firewall and deploying it into various environments to provide security and traffic control. I’ve been doing the majority of the deployment of Azure Firewall using Terraform, so wanted to outline a few tips, tricks, and provide some specific code examples to help anyone else looking to deploy this using Terraform. For this post, I […]

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