2019-12-30T06:53:00Z
it_user434868 - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Director of Delivery at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
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What needs improvement with HashiCorp Terraform?

Please share with the community what you think needs improvement with HashiCorp Terraform.

What are its weaknesses? What would you like to see changed in a future version?

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KulbhushanMayer - PeerSpot reviewer
Co Founder and Technical Architect at Think NYX Technologies LLP
Reseller
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2021-01-05T13:40:10Z
Jan 5, 2021

I think, they should come up with the feature to write code for the resource which we import using their import capability in the in our project, that will definitely help many users to prefer this tool which help them out to manage their existing setup as well using Terraform itself.

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ArpanBalpande - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Information Technology System Analyst at YAUSH Technologies
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2021-04-29T09:06:32Z
Apr 29, 2021

The state locking functionality can be improved. In certain situations, we have to force-unlock the state, which sometimes does not work. When that happens, we have to manually go to the state backend and remove that particular state, which is kind of a cumbersome process. It should also have more functions, more expressions, and support for more products.

KulbhushanMayer - PeerSpot reviewer
Co Founder and Technical Architect at Think NYX Technologies LLP
Reseller
Top 5Leaderboard
2021-01-04T11:46:00Z
Jan 4, 2021

They have added a feature that helps us to import existing resources to our workspace, but if they can help us to create the code for the import, as well, then it would be a great addition.

Ashen Perera - PeerSpot reviewer
Sr. Systems Engineer / Tech Logic Consultant. at a non-tech company with self employed
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2020-11-13T18:28:00Z
Nov 13, 2020

I'm really happy with Terraform because it has really come a long way up to this point. It has a stable version. For the moment, Terraform is actually working really well with a majority of our providers and technologies. At this point, the news cables are about 80% to 90% from the feed. I don't see a problem with the product. But if you're talking about homes, bugs and some certain features, I think there are features that could be included. For example, if you are copying something from a well running machine to a remote machine, there are some issues with the current version, but it is acceptable.

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Partner & principal technologist at SwanSpeed Consulting
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2020-11-09T21:19:00Z
Nov 9, 2020

I still struggle a bit when configuring VPNs when we have multiple rules. If we have five or six virtual private clouds and we have to give rights between those multiple VPCs, we can have big problems. I think it was a learning curve and then we improved it. I have not come across anything that really stopped us from not doing anything for our requirement as of now.

Chendrayan Venkatesan - PeerSpot reviewer
Cloud Automation Engineer at Shell
Real User
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2020-09-29T05:58:00Z
Sep 29, 2020

I personally say it's already simplified. I don't see many areas for improvement because Terraform employs a lot of skilled engineers that put their time and energy into providing a fantastic enterprise-level tool like this. There is not much more to simplify. There are already quite notable features in Terraform and we've already been provided with updates and other features. In short, there are many things which are already in place, so I don't think that we need anything more from Terraform.

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OmerMizrahi - PeerSpot reviewer
DevOps Engineer at BioCatch
Consultant
2019-12-30T06:53:00Z
Dec 30, 2019

It should have a more object-oriented approach like different coding languages.

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AliceGolakiya - PeerSpot reviewer
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Hello community, I work as a DevOps Engineer at a Tech Services Company. Currently, I'm comparing Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform with HashiCorp Terraform. Both are Infrastructure as Code (IaC) platforms. Which one would you choose and why? Please specify the pros/cons, if possible. I appreciate the help!
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Evgeny Belenky - PeerSpot reviewer
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Hi @reviewer1453662, @Faycal Noushi, @reviewer1668990, @Chendrayan Venkatesan, @ArpanBalpande and @seniorde768309, Can you please assist @AliceGolakiya ​with their question?
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Please share with the community what you think needs improvement with HashiCorp Terraform. What are its weaknesses? What would you like to see changed in a future version?
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OmerMizrahi - PeerSpot reviewer
DevOps Engineer at BioCatch
Dec 30, 2019
It should have a more object-oriented approach like different coding languages.
Chendrayan Venkatesan - PeerSpot reviewer
Cloud Automation Engineer at Shell
Sep 29, 2020
I personally say it's already simplified. I don't see many areas for improvement because Terraform employs a lot of skilled engineers that put their time and energy into providing a fantastic enterprise-level tool like this. There is not much more to simplify. There are already quite notable features in Terraform and we've already been provided with updates and other features. In short, there are many things which are already in place, so I don't think that we need anything more from Terraform.
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