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  • Learn the basic fundamentals of automation and gain a detailed architectural understanding of each component of Chef
  • Install all the components of Chef, including troubleshooting instructions
  • Explore the intricacies of Cookbook writing and every component of a Cookbook
  • Work with the open source Chef server and learn about its installation on a virtual machine
  • Discover the Private Chef Server and its various types of installations
  • Familiarize yourself with the best practices while working with Chef, and the various consumer case studies of different types of Chef deployment for their infrastructure

Chef automation helps to transform infrastructure into simple code. This means that building, rebuilding, configuration, and scaling to meet your customer's needs is possible in just a few minutes in a real-time environment.

This book begins with the conceptual architecture of Chef, walking you through detailed descriptions of every Chef element. You will learn the procedure to set up your workstation and how to create a Cookbook in a hosted Chef environment.

Private Chef Server setup is covered in depth, with information on the necessity of on-premise Private Chef deployment, benefits, and installation and configuration procedures for the different types of Private Chef servers including standalone, tiered, and high-availability.

This book sheds light on industry best practices with practical Chef scenarios and examples.

  • Leverage the power of Chef to transform your infrastructure into code to deploy new features in minutes
  • Understand the Chef architecture and its various components including the different types of server setups
  • Packed with practical examples and industry best practices for real-world situations
Page Count 316
Course Length 9 hours 28 minutes
ISBN 9781783285211
Date Of Publication 25 Mar 2015


Rishabh Sharma

Rishabh Sharma is currently working as a chief technology officer (CTO) at JOB Forward, Singapore. Prior to working for JOB Forward, he worked for Wipro Technologies, Bangalore, as a solution delivery analyst. He was involved in research projects of cloud computing, proof of concepts (PoC), infrastructure automation, big data solutions, and various giant customer projects related to cloud infrastructure and application migration.

In a short span of time, he has worked on various technologies and tools such as Java/J2EE, SAP(ABAP), AWS, OpenStack, DevOps, big data, and Hadoop. He has also authored many research papers in international journals and IEEE journals on a variety of issues related to cloud computing.

He has authored five technical books until now. He recently published two books with international publications:

Mitesh Soni

Mitesh Soni is a DevOps enthusiast. He has worked on projects for DevOps enablement using Microsoft Azure and Visual Studio Team Services. He also has experience of working with other DevOps-enabling tools, such as Jenkins, Chef, IBM UrbanCode Deploy, and Atlassian Bamboo. He is a CSM, SCJP, SCWCD, VCP, IBM Bluemix, and IBM Urbancode certified professional.