Chef Fundamentals: A Recipe for Automating Infrastructure [Video]

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Learn
  • Describe how Configuration Management with Chef is performed.
  • Be technically savvy in the process of installing and configuring servers in the cloud or in an on-premise datacentre.
  • Gain an understanding of Chef's core components, architecture, and terminology and have basic fluency with the most commonly used tools.
  • Be able to utilize and describe Chef terms like Resources, Recipes, Cookbooks, The Chef Server, Roles, Environments, and Data Bags
About

Are you the only Chef in the kitchen? Is your infrastructure suffering from snowflake servers? Are you sick and tired of provisioning machines by hand every time you need to put out a fire? Configuring infrastructure shouldn’t be painful, it should be a joy. Chef Fundamentals has been reviewed and approved by the Chef Training team. The Chef team looks forward to the development of additional Chef Courses. Chef is a platform for the DevOps workflow, and is used to automate and manage it all--infrastructure, run-time environments and applications. The most enduring and transformative companies use Chef to become fast, efficient, and innovative software-driven organizations. Join Robin Beck as he automates everything in the only Chef-Certified class. Learn to combine resources into recipes, recipes into cookbooks, and transform your infrastructure into code. With Chef we’ll learn to use the power of the Ruby language to eloquently describe the state of a system, whether you’re new to automation or have been administering systems since 1992. We’ll learn how to locally configure a server with the Chef Development Kit, then use the power of a Chef Server to distribute your cookbook to one, or a hundred systems.

All the code and supporting files for this course are available at: https://github.com/PacktPublishing/Chef-Fundamentals-A-Recipe-for-Automating-Infrastructure

Style and Approach

This fundamentals class will cover the basics of infrastructure as code. Start by learning about Chef Architecture and the tools included in the ChefDK (Chef Development Kit). Then learn how to use a Chef Server to distribute your cookbooks to multiple servers as you push your application to production

Features
  • A basic understanding of system administration, such as what it means to install and configure packages and start services.
  • Beginner-level experience navigating a Terminal, such as Powershell or Bash, and using it to perform basic file manipulations
  • Understand how to use a command-line text editor, like Vi, Emacs or Nano to edit files.
Course Length 9 hours 40 minutes
ISBN 9781838824839
Date Of Publication 29 Mar 2019

Authors

Chef Software

Chef Software - We are Chef (formerly Opscode). Chef is the platform for the DevOps workflow. Use Chef to automate and manage it all--infrastructure, run-time environments and applications. The Chef community is tens of thousands strong. The most enduring and transformative companies use Chef to become fast, efficient, and innovative software-driven organizations. Join us today.

Robin Beck

Robin Beck - Technical Trainer

Robin has spent years working one-on-one with individuals who are trying to create positive change in their relationship with technology. His endless patience with others has been marked by his friends as a borderline character flaw, and has served him greatly in working with children and adults of all ages. With eight years of teaching experience, Robin has finely-tuned his ability to communicate complex technical information in a relatable way with ease. Starting as a teaching assistant at Fiske Planetarium in Boulder, Colorado, Robin led star talks and gave presentations that were focused on improving people’s relationships with nature and the cosmos, eventually designing shows and curriculum before working as a Lab and Outreach educator. Robin has completed two B.A.'s in astronomy and physics, and holds a technical certificate from the web development school RefactorU, where he has also served as an educator. Now Robin keeps TechnoTrainer's workforce moving forward towards excellence.