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Instant Chef Starter.

Author: John Ewart
Publisher: Birmingham : Packt Pub., 2013.
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Get to grips with a new technology, understand what it is and what it can do for you, and then get to work with the most important features and tasks. This is a practical Starter guide which helps you gain the skills needed to learn Chef. This book is aimed at developers and system administrators who are looking for ways to better manage complex infrastructures in a consistent fashion. No previous experience with  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Ewart, John.
Instant Chef Starter.
Birmingham : Packt Publishing, ©2013
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John Ewart
ISBN: 9781782163473 1782163476
OCLC Number: 830162757
Description: 1 online resource (128 pages)
Contents: Instant Chef Starter; Instant Chef Starter; Credits; About the author; About the reviewer; www.packtpub.com; Support files, eBooks, discount offers and more; packtLib.packtpub.com; Why Subscribe?; Free Access for Packt account holders; 1. Instant Chef Starter; So, what is Chef?; Multi-server management; Use case --
managing infrastructure for a multi-tiered application; Concepts and terminology; Components; Basic terminology; Back to the problem at hand; Defining roles; Defining nodes; Defining environments; Putting it together; Installation; Getting Chef installed; Installation methods. Installation on a Debian-based distributionAdding the Opscode repository to your APT sources; Adding the GnuPG key to your keyring; Updating your APT repositories; Installing the Chef Server; Manual installation; Installing Ruby and Rubygems; Installing Chef via gems; Installing CouchDB and RabbitMQ; Installing Chef Server components; Setting up the configuration file; Starting the Chef services; Verifying installation; Configuring knife; Verifying your knife configuration; Quick start; Getting started with using Chef; Bootstrapping servers; How the process works. Examining the bootstrap scriptPerforming the bootstrap; Verifying the registration; Using knife; Via the web console; Downloading and installing cookbooks; Getting cookbooks from Opscode with knife; Installing cookbooks; Uploading the cookbook; Verifying that it was uploaded; Downloading the dependencies; Creating roles; Setting up roles; Creating a new role; Applying roles to nodes; Viewing the run list; Applying configurations; Verifying it worked; Top features you need to know about; Getting more in-depth with Chef; Developing your own recipes and cookbooks. Getting to know your knife (every chef's primary tool)Commands; Bootstrapping a server; Viewing and manipulating data; Managing nodes and roles; Editing existing data; Creating new entities; Deploying to multiple servers with a single bound!; Chef search queries; Multiple SSH sessions; Advanced data configuration using data bags; What are data bags; Structure; Using in recipes; Accessing data; An example recipe; Searching data bags; Wrapping up; Cookbook contents; Cookbook file organization; Recipes; Metadata; Attributes; Order of loading; Using attributes; Templates; Template file format. A quick ERB primerThe template resource; Template variables; Where to store templates; Resources; Using resources; Writing a basic recipe; People and places that you should know; Opscode resources; Chef wiki and documentation; Chef source code; Community portal; Opscode blog; Chef users' mailing list; Cookbook repositories; Opscode community cookbooks; Opscode cookbooks on GitHub; Vagrant; Vagrant project; Vagrant butcher; Ruby resources; Ruby quick-start tutorial; Official Ruby documentation; Code academy Ruby track.

Abstract:

Get to grips with a new technology, understand what it is and what it can do for you, and then get to work with the most important features and tasks. This is a practical Starter guide which helps you gain the skills needed to learn Chef. This book is aimed at developers and system administrators who are looking for ways to better manage complex infrastructures in a consistent fashion. No previous experience with Chef is assumed.

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