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Learning Chef by Rishabh Sharma, Mitesh Soni

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Prerequisites for the high-availability Chef installation

Here is a list of the prerequisites for the high-availability on-premises Chef. The following are the minimum requirements:

Resource

Minimum Requirement

Processor

2.0 GHz AMD processor with 8 cores or Intel Xeon E5 processor

Memory

16 GB RAM

Storage

20 GB free space is required in /opt and 40 GB space is required in the /var directory

Hardware

2 x 300GB SAS RAID1 drives and one RAID Card

Network

One Gigabit Ethernet NIC interface card

Server

Two backend servers are mandatory and the remaining server will be the frontend server

Load balancer requirements

In the high availability Chef installation, various frontend servers get connected in the form of a cluster. Therefore, there ...

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