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Terraform Support for Metal Cloud Now Available

Terraform is now supporting the Bigstep Metal Cloud. For all automation fans, you can now define infrastructure as code and manage the full lifecycle of bare metal servers via Terraform. We are among the exceptionally few providers that support bare metal with full automation support. If you are unfamiliar with Terraform, it is a powerful tool that allows you to provision and update cloud resources. We explain everything you need to know in this blog post.

Terraform is a free open-source infrastructure as code software tool that enables users to define and provision a data center infrastructure through the use of Hashicorp Configuration Language (HCL), or JSON. With Terraform you can safely and predictably make changes to your infrastructures.

Write a resource definition file describing your infrastructure, network, Firewall rules, etc. in Terraform, and hit:

terraform init

terraform apply

Since Terraform now also offers support for Metal Cloud, this is how the resource definition file looks like:

provider "metalcloud" {

user_email = var.user_email

api_key = var.api_key

endpoint = var.endpoint

}


resource "metalcloud_infrastructure" "my-infra216" {


infrastructure_label = "my-terraform-infra216"

datacenter_name = var.datacenter


network{

network_type = "san"

network_label = "san"

}


network{

network_type = "wan"

network_label = "internet"

}


network{

network_type = "lan"

network_label = "private"

}



instance_array {

instance_array_label = "exmaple-master"

instance_array_instance_count = 2

instance_array_ram_gbytes = 8

instance_array_processor_count = 1

instance_array_processor_core_count = 8


interface{

interface_index = 0

network_label = "san"

}


interface{

interface_index = 1

network_label = "internet"

}


interface{

interface_index = 2

network_label = "private"

}


drive_array{

drive_array_label = "example-master-os-drive"

drive_array_storage_type = "iscsi_hdd"

drive_size_mbytes_default = 49000

volume_template_id = tonumber(data.metalcloud_volume_template.centos76.id)

}


firewall_rule {

firewall_rule_description = "test fw rule"

firewall_rule_port_range_start = 22

firewall_rule_port_range_end = 22

firewall_rule_source_ip_address_range_start="0.0.0.0"

firewall_rule_source_ip_address_range_end="0.0.0.0"

firewall_rule_protocol="tcp"

firewall_rule_ip_address_type="ipv4"

}

}

}
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