Thursday, August 08, 2019

How to Install Terraform 0.12 on Ubuntu 18.04

To this day (8/8/2019) Terraform is not packaged in an official apt repository. There is an option to install it with Snap but be careful it will probably be an older version. When i checked it was v0.11.11
If you do want to install it with snap, run:

$  snap install terraform

To install the latest version follow this procedure.

You might want to update your system just in case:

sudo apt-get update

Now since you are getting a Terraform binary from official Hashicorp site, you will need both wget and unzip packages unless already installed:

sudo apt-get install wget unzip

Last step would be to download an unzip Terraform package (you can find latest here).

sudo unzip ./ -d /usr/local/bin/

check that it is installed:

$ terraform -v

you are all done.

Provided by:Forthscale systems, cloud experts

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Getting AWS EC2 instance id (instanceid) from within the ec2 instance

In general you can get a lot of instance metadata by accessing API on
That includes instance id.

On generic Linux system, you can get the ID either using curl:
or wget:
wget -q -O -

If you instance is based on Amazon Linux or have cloud-utils installed you can also run:
ec2-metadata -i
for instance id.

more documentation on metadata is a available here:

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