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Learn
  • What Chef can provide you as a systems administrator
  • Install your own Chef server
  • Provision new servers programmatically
  • Download and use existing recipes
  • Build your own custom recipes
  • Use data bags to describe complex infrastructure data
  • Automate operations across an entire network or a subset of it
  • Scale your infrastructure from a handful to hundreds of servers
About

As any systems administrator will tell you, managing one server can be challenging, let alone a dozen or more. With Chef, you can make managing dozens or even hundreds of servers manageable and learn how to configure and deploy new servers.

"Instant Chef Starter" is a hands-on guide to managing your infrastructure. You will learn the benefits of using Chef as well as how to install, configure, and use the set of tools provided. The book will also cover developing recipes for use with Chef to install software and maintain configurations so managing dozens of servers is no more difficult than managing one.

Learn how Chef fits into your infrastructure, install the software, build your own recipes, and provision servers with ease.

This book covers installing your own Chef server to manage your infrastructure and software configurations. Discover where you can find existing templates for managing software packages and operating systems and then learn to write your own. After you have done that, learn how to apply operations, execute scripts, and manage configurations across an entire network with only one command.

Features
  • Learn something new in an Instant! A short, fast, focused guide delivering immediate results.
  • Learn the core capabilities of Chef and how it integrates with your infrastructure
  • Set up your own Chef server for managing your infrastructure
  • Provision new servers with ease and develop your own recipes for use with Chef
Page Count 70
Course Length 2 hours 6 minutes
ISBN 9781782163473
Date Of Publication 22 Feb 2013

Authors

John Ewart

John Ewart is a system architect, software developer, and lecturer. He has designed and taught courses at a variety of institutions, including the University of California, The California State University, and local community colleges. These courses cover a wide range of computer science topics, including Java, data structures and algorithms, operating systems fundamentals, Unix and Linux system administration, and web application development. In addition to working and teaching, he maintains and contributes to a number of open source projects. He currently resides in Redmond, Washington, with his wife, Mary, and their two children.