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Resources are the most important element in the Terraform language. Each resource block describes one or more infrastructure objects, such as virtual networks, compute instances, or higher-level components such as DNS records.

  • Resource Blocks documents the syntax for declaring resources.

  • Resource Behavior explains in more detail how Terraform handles resource declarations when applying a configuration.

  • The Meta-Arguments section documents special arguments that can be used with every resource type, including depends_on, count, for_each, provider, and lifecycle.

  • Provisioners documents configuring post-creation actions for a resource using the provisioner and connection blocks. Since provisioners are non-declarative and potentially unpredictable, we strongly recommend that you treat them as a last resort.