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Learning Chef by Rishabh Sharma, Mitesh Soni

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Chef components

Each element in Chef also contains different components that work together. These are also known as Chef tools. Now, we are going to see the working of each tool.

The Chef server

Chef server is the central element or brain of a Chef framework. Chef server works as a central repository or hub that contains configuration policies for nodes and cookbooks and has detailed information of registered components. Other components of a Chef framework use it for automated configuration and deployment.

All communications in Chef take place using Chef server. Chef server is written in the Erlang programming language, which was developed in 1986 and launched as open source in 1998. This language works well with critical issues of an enterprise ...

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