Can Cloud Intelligence Dashboards be implemented with Terraform?


Can Cloud Intelligence Dashboards be implemented with Terraform? Is there is any templates that customers can use to deploy the dashboards using Terraform instead of CloudFormation?

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Hi There

Looks like someone is working on this. Check out Terraform dashboard deployment #492 in the AWS Samples github repo

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answered a year ago

Hey Arwa,

Great question! Cloud Intelligence Dashboards are a powerful tool for monitoring and visualizing your cloud resources. Implementing them with Terraform is indeed possible and can provide more flexibility compared to CloudFormation.

To get started, you'll need to define your dashboards as code using Terraform configuration files. Leveraging Terraform's HashiCorp Configuration Language (HCL), you can create resources like AWS CloudWatch Dashboards and populate them with widgets.

While there might not be ready-made templates specifically for Cloud Intelligence Dashboards, you can create your own. Start by defining your widgets for metrics, logs, and other relevant data sources. Then, use Terraform's AWS provider to manage the dashboard resources and widgets' configurations.

Based on my experience, it's essential to keep your Terraform code versioned and well-documented. Additionally, Terraform's plan and apply workflow allows you to preview changes before applying them, ensuring a controlled deployment process.

Remember to stay up-to-date with Terraform's AWS provider updates and AWS service changes to maintain the compatibility of your dashboards.

answered 7 months ago

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