This post is part of “IaC” series explaining how to use Infrastracture as Code concepts with Terraform. In this part, I will show you how to setup a Swarm cluster on AWS using Ansible & Terraform as shown in the diagram below (1 Master and 2 Workers) in less than 1 min:
All the templates and playbooks used in this tutorial, can be found on my Github.
Note: I did some tutorials about how to get started with Terraform on AWS, so make sure you read it before you go through this post.
1 — Setup EC2 Cluster using Terraform
1.1 — Global Variables
This file contains environment specific configuration like region name, instance type …
1.2 — Config AWS as Provider
1.3 — Security Group
This SG allows all the inbound/outbound traffic:
1.4 — EC2 Instances
Bootstrap script to install latest version of Docker:
2 — Transform to Swarm Cluster with Ansible
The playbook is self explanatory:
Now we defined all the required templates and playbook, we only need to type 2 commands to bring up the swarm cluster:
|ansible -i hosts playbook.yml
Note: Make sure to update the hosts file with the public ip of each EC2 instance.
Setting up the Swarm cluster in action is show below: