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Mastering Chef Provisioning by Earl Waud

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Chapter 5. Provisioning in the Traditional Data Center

In this chapter, we're going to pull together the concepts of the earlier chapters to deliver the software-defined data center in the traditional on-premise model. The reader will take control of their traditional data center, integrating Chef into industry-wide compute deployment and configuration environments.

 

"The secret of success in life is to eat what you like and let the food fight it out inside."

 
 --Mark Twain

The following topics will be covered in this chapter:

  • VMware provisioning
  • Open Stack provisioning
  • Network automation

VMware provisioning

VMware is the blue 600-pound gorilla in the data center. If you have any exposure to virtualization in a corporate setting, then the odds are that ...

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