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Chef: Powerful Infrastructure Automation by Earl Waud, Matthias Marschall, John Ewart

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Configuring a Chef server

Historically, installing Chef requires manual editing of configuration files, choosing RabbitMQ credentials, installing CouchDB, and a handful of other tasks. Now, with the omnibus installer, all of this is taken care of for you. If you have been following along, your system has the Chef server and all of its dependencies installed on the system in the /opt/chef-server directory.

Included with the installation of the package is a shell script, chef-server-ctl (located at /opt/chef-server/bin), which is responsible for configuring your newly installed Chef server. In order to configure your services, you will need to run it as root because the scripts will need to modify your system in ways that your regular account may ...

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