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

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Managing Amazon EC2 instances

Amazon Web Services (AWS) includes the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2), where you can start virtual machines running in the Cloud. In this section, we will use Chef to start a new EC2 instance and bootstrap the Chef client on it.

Getting ready

Make sure that you have an account at AWS.

To be able to manage EC2 instances with knife, you need security credentials. It's a good idea to create a new user in the AWS Management Console using AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) as shown in the following document: http://docs.aws.amazon.com/IAM/latest/UserGuide/Using_SettingUpUser.html

Note down your new user's AWS Access Key ID and AWS Secret Access Key.

Additionally, you will need to create a SSH key pair and download ...

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