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Nutanix : Create a simple VM with Terraform

Background In today's world, we are always looking at automation. Automation is key to provide a certain level of self-service. With Nutanix, you can automate many things in many ways (Calm, X-Play, API scripts ...). But if you don't have the resources nor the money for this, there is another player on the market Meet Terraform Terraform is an open-source infrastructure as code software tool created by HashiCorp. It enables users to define and provision a datacenter infrastructure using a high-level configuration language known as Hashicorp Configuration Language, or optionally JSON. At least, this is what Wikipedia is saying about it.  You can either run Terraform in the cloud or on-prem (on your laptop for example). There are providers  for many different infrastructure like AWS, Azure, GitHub, OVH, ... and Nutanix. Those providers are maintained either by the community or the vendors themselves. Installation for macOS I'm using brew to install terraform, i