Harness the power of Chef using Packt’s new book and eBook

June 2014 | Microsoft, Open Source

Packt is pleased to announce the publication of its new book Managing Windows Servers with Chef a fast, easy, and practical guide that helps readers automate the management of a Windows-based system using Chef. The print book comes in at 110 pages and is competitively priced at $22.99, while the eBook and Kindle versions are available for $11.19.

About the Authors:
John Ewart has been a system administrator, university lecturer, and software engineer for the past 15 years. He has experience in developing systems to deploy software to hundreds of thousands of hosts, and has previously authored books on managing systems with Chef and parallel processing using Gearman.

Chef is an automation platform that transforms infrastructure into code. With the growing size and complexity of application platforms and infrastructure, systems administrators need powerful tools to get large-scale operations under control and keep them in order. Chef leverages the power of code to empower systems administrators to build reliable and scalable infrastructures by providing a consistent, reliable, and programmatic interface to configure and manipulate systems with Ruby.

Managing Windows Servers with Chef is a step-by-step guide that walks readers quickly through all the important functionalities of Chef and the benefits of using it to manage Windows systems.

The book is packed with simple, practical examples that not only enable readers to deploy software, provision hosts, develop and test recipes for multiple platforms, manage Windows hosts, but also to take advantage of Chef when managing their infrastructures.

This book is for system administrator interested in managing their Windows-based systems using Chef. It will be helpful if readers have had some exposure to Chef and are familiar with programming or scripting languages.

The book consists of the following essential topics:
Chapter 1: Chef and Windows
Chapter 2: Installing the Client – an Overview of Chef Concepts
Chapter 3: Windows-specific Resources
Chapter 4: Provisioning an Application Stack
Chapter 5: Managing Cloud Services with Chef
Chapter 6: Going Beyond the Basics

About Packt:
Packt is one of the most prolific and fastest-growing tech book publishers in the world. Originally focused on open source software, Packt books now focus on practicality, recognizing that readers are ultimately concerned with getting the job done. Packt’s digitally-focused business model allows them to publish up-to-date books in very specific areas.


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Harness the power of Chef to automate managment of Windows-based systems using hands-on examples

For more information, please visit: Managing Windows Servers with Chef

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