Automate your infrastructure using code and leverage DevOps with Chef
Chef automation helps to transform infrastructure into simple code. This means that building, rebuilding, configuration, and scaling to meet your customer's needs is possible in just a few minutes in a real-time environment.
This book begins with the conceptual architecture of Chef, walking you through detailed descriptions of every Chef element. You will learn the procedure to set up your workstation and how to create a Cookbook in a hosted Chef environment.
Private Chef Server setup is covered in depth, with information on the necessity of on-premise Private Chef deployment, benefits, and installation and configuration procedures for the different types of Private Chef servers including standalone, tiered, and high-availability.
This book sheds light on industry best practices with practical Chef scenarios and examples.
What You Will Learn
Learn the basic fundamentals of automation and gain a detailed architectural understanding of each component of Chef
Install all the components of Chef, including troubleshooting instructions
Explore the intricacies of Cookbook writing and every component of a Cookbook
Work with the open source Chef server and learn about its installation on a virtual machine
Discover the Private Chef Server and its various types of installations
Familiarize yourself with the best practices while working with Chef, and the various consumer case studies of different types of Chef deployment for their infrastructure
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