How to Install Terraform on CentOS 7/8

In this article, We are going to perform, How to Install Terraform on CentOS 7/8 LTS or any Cloud Instance like Amazon EC2, Azure VM, Google Compute Engine,etc. with preinstalled CentOS.


Terraform is free and open source Infrastructure automation tool by Hashicorp which is used to create, build and change using infrastructure as a code across various cloud Providers like AWS, Microsoft Azure, GCP, etc.,


  • CentOS with Minimal Installation
  • 2 CPU and 4 GB RAM

Update the system packages

$ sudo yum update

Install the wget and unzip package to download and extract terraform setup

$ sudo yum install wget unzip -y

How to Install Terraform on CentOS

First download the latest terraform setup from Terraform Official Site using wget.

$ sudo wget

Resolving (, 2a04:4e42:24::439
Connecting to (||:443... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
Length: 16838433 (16M) [application/zip]
Saving to: ‘’ 100%[==============================================================================>] 16.06M --.-KB/s in 0.1s

 (150 MB/s) - ‘’ saved [16838433/16838433]

Extract the downloaded setup using unzip

$ sudo unzip


inflating: terraform

Move the extracted setup to /usr/local/bin directory

$ sudo mv terraform /usr/local/bin/
Lets verify Terraform version using below command
$ terraform -v
Terraform v0.12.26

So we have performed How to Install Terraform on CentOS.

Lets check terraform commands

$ terraform


Usage: terraform [-version] [-help] <command> [args]

The available commands for execution are listed below.
The most common, useful commands are shown first, followed by
less common or more advanced commands. If you're just getting
started with Terraform, stick with the common commands. For the
other commands, please read the help and docs before usage.

Common commands:
    apply              Builds or changes infrastructure
    console            Interactive console for Terraform interpolations
    destroy            Destroy Terraform-managed infrastructure
    env                Workspace management
    fmt                Rewrites config files to canonical format
    get                Download and install modules for the configuration
    graph              Create a visual graph of Terraform resources
    import             Import existing infrastructure into Terraform
    init               Initialize a Terraform working directory
    login              Obtain and save credentials for a remote host
    logout             Remove locally-stored credentials for a remote host
    output             Read an output from a state file
    plan               Generate and show an execution plan
    providers          Prints a tree of the providers used in the configuration
    refresh            Update local state file against real resources
    show               Inspect Terraform state or plan
    taint              Manually mark a resource for recreation
    untaint            Manually unmark a resource as tainted
    validate           Validates the Terraform files
    version            Prints the Terraform version
    workspace          Workspace management

All other commands:
    0.12upgrade        Rewrites pre-0.12 module source code for v0.12
    debug              Debug output management (experimental)
    force-unlock       Manually unlock the terraform state
    push               Obsolete command for Terraform Enterprise legacy (v1)
    state              Advanced state management


In this article, We have Covered How to Install Terraform on CentOS 7/8, configured terraform, check terraform version and Terraform Commands.

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