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HashiCorp (Terraform)

HashiCorp is a cloud automation software company. Its aim is to provide workflows that solve development, operations and security challenges in infrastructure by supporting both physical and virtual machines, Windows and Linux, SaaS and IaaS and other next-generation technologies. HashiCorp offers a suite of open-source products and enterprise versions of their tools intended to support datacenter management, application development, delivery, and maintenance.

HashiCorp Terraform is a provisioning tool that enables users to create and manage infrastructure resources such as physical machines, VMs, network switches, containers, and more.

Terraform leverages open source providers for broad support of common infrastructure… A provider in Terraform is responsible for the lifecycle of a resource: create, read, update, delete. Terraform providers are responsible for understanding API interactions and exposing resources. The Nutanix Terraform provider is used to interact with the many resources supported by Nutanix.

Nutanix hyperconverged infrastructure supports customer choice in virtualization solutions including VMware vShpere (ESXi), Microsoft HyperV, Citrix XenServer, and Nutanix AHV. Nutanix AHV is a license-free virtualization solution included with Acropolis that delivers enterprise virtualization ready for a multi-cloud world. Its VM operations provide the flexibility to create, delete, update, power, pause/resume, snapshot, clone VMs, access via remote console. Nutanix AHV ensures that applications and guest operating systems run on the AHV Hypervisor with no change to VMs or impact to performance.

Validated Solutions:

  • Nutanix Provider Plugin is validated for HashiCorp Terraform. Consult details.