Build Azure VMs with Terraform using my example code
Terraform state is a database kept by Terraform to help it reconcile Terraform resource dependencies, and reconcile between Terraform code and the actual state on the target infrastructure. For example, in the state, Terraform expects to find an entry that matches your AWS resource defining a Route53 record and in your Terraform code. Whether or not the entry exits determines if Terraform will make a change or not.
Here's what I've learned so far using Terraform and its modules. I've just scratched the surface so test and research on your own.
You can reboot and reconnect to your hosts between Ansible tasks.
CFEngine has switched to a JIRA bug system and this system allows us to vote for bugs. I encourage you to vote for your favourite bugs; here are mine: