Azure DevOps Pipelines – Remove the need to hard-code

Creating Azure DevOps Pipelines? If avoidable, try not hard code values within your DevOps pipeline! In this blog post; I am going to go through a small Terraform pipeline from hard-coded values to using parameters & variables What is hard-code?…

Creating Templates For Azure DevOps Pipeline Jobs

Azure DevOps pipeline templates allow you to create multiple types of templates that you can define and reuse in multiple pipelines. In this blog post I am going to show how you can create template jobs! Each stage will have…

Terraforming from zero to pipelines as code with Azure DevOps

Are you ready to Terraform? Are you ready to deploy to Azure via Pipelines as code? Then you are going to enjoy this blog post! I've blogged a lot recently about Azure DevOps and Terraform; both very relevant topics in…

Azure DevOps Pipelines Approval Gates

Deploying your pipeline from end-to-end is an automated process; but for some reason you want to have an approval before two stages or have hold between two stages, what can you do? You can add an approval gate to your…

Provision and storing Terraform backend state remotely to use with TerraformTaskV1@0

Terraform must store state about your Azure Infrastructure and additional configurations. This "state" is used by Terraform to plan against any related real world resources. It uses the state to create the plan when you run "terraform plan" and also…

Deploying Terraform using Azure DevOps with Build Artifacts

In this blog post, I am going to show how you can deploy Terraform using Azure DevOps with a Build Artifact that is created during the Terraform plan stage. Why Build Artifacts for Terraform? Working in a busy environment, you…

Deploying Terraform from develop to production consecutively using Azure DevOps

In this blog post, I am going to be diving further into deploying Azure Resources with Terraform using Azure DevOps with a CI/CD perspective in mind. I am going to show how you can deploy a develop & production terraform…

Inspec-Azure in Azure DevOps Pipeline

I am going to show how you can run Inspec-Azure tests in an Azure DevOps Pipeline to test and validate your Azure Resources. In a previous blog post, I blogged Using Inspec-Azure to test your Azure Resources . In that blog…

Network Security Group Rule Creation using Terraform

In this blog post I am going to create a set of Network Security Group rules in Terraform using the resource azurerm_network_security_rule and rather than copying this resource multiple times I will show how you can iterate over the same resource multiple times using for_each meta-argument in Terraform.