Lightboard Lessons: Zero Touch Application Deployments with Terraform, Consul, and AS3

In this lightboard lesson, I show how you can move from the manual work of traditional app deployments to the automated goodness of zero touch app deployments!

This demo solution was shown in a Hashicorp webinar featuring our own Eric Chen, and utilizes Hashicorp's Terraform and Consul applications, as well as the AS3 component of the F5 Automation Toolchain.


Published Nov 11, 2020
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    First I always enjoy your Lightboard Lessons!


    Even before CVE-2020-5902 exposing mgmt to the Internet was a bad idea. It's much here I don't understand.

    OK, so it's only a DEMO to show case the products. Still I think it would just be a small bump in the road to

    include the VPN access in the Terraform setup. AWS provides OpenVPN - that would secure

    access(encrypt and reduce exposure) to any MGMT service. It would add more cost for sure - still I think

    it would be worth it.

    With Route domains added that would enable one to seperate Service and MGMT traffic. It would still be

    a one interface service - since you can't really remove the dedicated MGMT interface .


    My $0.05 cents.

    Runo Førrisdahl

  •  a good suggestion on how to improve the demo. Thank you for your feedback.