What is the remote-exec provisioner in Terraform

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Hi Guys,

I have launched one EC2 instance in AWS using Terraform code. Now I want to run commands inside this instance from Terraform. How can I do that?

Jul 23, 2020 in Terraform by akhtar
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Hi@akhtar,

You can use a remote-exec provisioner to do this task in your system. The remote-exec provisioner invokes a script on a remote resource after it is created. This can be used to run a configuration management tool, bootstrap into a cluster, etc. To invoke a local process, see the local-exec provisioner instead.

resource "aws_instance" "web" {
  provisioner "remote-exec" {
    inline = [
       "yum install git",
    ]
  }
}
answered Jul 23, 2020 by MD
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