Deploying Chef Cookbooks

Go beyond writing Chef Cookbooks and learn to manage your infrastructure using Chef Server. Learn to bootstrap servers, assign roles, and create environments to make your environment easier to manage.
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Feb 13, 2020
Duration
2h 12m
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Description
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Feb 13, 2020
Duration
2h 12m
Description

Managing thousands of servers in your infrastructure is extremely complex. In this course, Deploying Chef Cookbooks, you will gain the ability to automate the management of your servers using Chef Server. First, you will learn to bootstrap servers running Linux and Windows. Next, you will discover how to organize nodes using roles, environments, and policies. Additionally, you will explore how to automate the provisioning of new servers. When you are finished with this course, you will have the skills and knowledge of Chef Server needed to automate the management of your infrastructure.

About the author
About the author

Jake Watkins is a software developer and consultant with 23 years of industry experience. He focuses on the Microsoft platform, DevOps, Cloud and container technologies. He has authored several articles for magazines and presents to .net user groups.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
Hi, everyone. My name is Jake Watkins and welcome to my course, Deploying chef cookbooks. I'm a solution architect. A common spirit Health Chef is a popular automation platform for deploying and managing infrastructure and enterprises. In this course, we're going to go beyond just writing recipes and using test kitchen to test them. We're going to learn to work with the chef server to organize your notes using rolls, environments and policies. We'll also look at how to use attributes to improve our recipes. Then we'll learn to bootstrap Lennox and Windows nodes. We'll also look at how chef clients performed runs and the sequence of events that happen during a client run finally will look at how to set up in image to perform an unattended bootstrap for the occasions where it isn't practical to manually bootstrap the node. By the end of this course, you'll be ready to automate the creation and management of your infrastructure. Using chef Before beginning this course, you should be familiar with some ruby program. You should also be familiar with shell script and using Bash and Power Shell. You should also be comfortable setting up in managing Lennox and Windows servers I hope you'll join me on this journey to learn Chef with the deploying Chef cookbooks course at Pluralsight.