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Import Existing Azure Resources into Terraform: aztfy

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Import Existing Azure Resources into Terraform: aztfy

Terraform, in case you aren’t aware of it !!

Terraform is an infrastructure as a code tool that enables you to define your data centre resources using high-level configuration language and provision them across multiple clouds. Terraform supports AWS, Azure, Google Cloud Platform, OpenStack, and more.

With Terraform, you can manage your Infrastructure as Code, meaning you can define your data center resources in version control and deploy them across multiple clouds with just a few clicks. Terraform makes it easy to provision and manage your cloud resources from a single platform.

If you’re looking for a way to simplify your cloud infrastructure management, Terraform is the perfect tool for the job.

Azure Terrafy enables users to quickly and easily import their existing Azure infrastructure into Terraform HCL, where they can then import it into Terraform.

You’ll need to satisfy some requirements before you can start using the tool.

Pre-requisites:

  • Install Golang: https://go.dev/
  • Install Terraform: https://learn.hashicorp.com/tutorials/terraform/install-cli
  • Install Chocolatey: https://chocolatey.org/install#individual

Install aztfy

This should take around a minute or two.

go install github.com/Azure/aztfy@latest

Ref. : https://github.com/Azure/aztfy

Login to Azure using AZ Cli:

Validate that you’re in the correct sub and can see the Resource Groups:

To import :

Type command aztfy rg <your resource group name>

This will be executed as below:

Press W to import:

It takes a while to import resources, but you will have a progress bar to show you the status.

The TF files are imported into the working directory:

And done:

Main.tf contains all the exported code:


Q: What is aztfy?

A: Aztfy is a tool that helps to import existing Azure resources into Terraform.

Q: How do I import existing resources into Terraform using aztfy?

A: You can use the “terraform import” command provided by aztfy to import an existing resource into a Terraform configuration file.

Q: Can I import an existing Azure resource into Terraform?

A: Yes, you can import existing resources created in Azure into your Terraform code using aztfy.

Q: What kind of resources can I import using aztfy?

A: You can import existing infrastructure resources like EC2 instances, security groups, and S3 buckets, etc., into Terraform using aztfy.

Q: Can I import an entire resource group using aztfy?

A: Yes, you can import an entire existing Azure resource group into Terraform with the help of aztfy.

Q: What do I need to import an existing Azure resource into Terraform with aztfy?

A: You will need the resource ID or name to identify the resource you want to import.

Q: Why do I need to import existing infrastructure into Terraform?

A: Importing existing infrastructure into Terraform allows you to manage it using Terraform and to ensure that the infrastructure is configured consistently with the rest of your infrastructure.

Q: Is it possible to import any existing infrastructure into Terraform?

A: Yes, it is possible to import any existing infrastructure into Terraform, but you need to make sure that the resource type is supported by Terraform and that it is correctly configured in the configuration file.

Q: Can I import multiple resources at once using aztfy?

A: Yes, you can use aztfy to import multiple existing resources into your Terraform configuration file at once.

Q: How do I import an existing infrastructure into Terraform using aztfy?

A: Firstly, you need to identify the resource ID or name of the existing infrastructure, and then use Terraform import command with resource type and resource ID or name to import it into your Terraform code.


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One Response

  1. win says:

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