Getting Started with Chef Fluency

Using Chef to define and configure your systems requires an understanding of what’s possible as well as the tools you will have at your disposal. In this course, you will learn the fundamentals to develop configuration management solutions with Chef.
Course info
Level
Beginner
Updated
Nov 19, 2019
Duration
2h 56m
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Description
Course info
Level
Beginner
Updated
Nov 19, 2019
Duration
2h 56m
Description

Chef gives you the ability to define complex configuration management solutions, bringing your entire fleet of servers under automated, code-driven control with robust and independent testing and auditing. In this course, Getting Started with Chef Fluency, you will begin understanding what’s possible with the Chef platforms and tools which are available to you, as well as becoming familiar with the foundational concepts of Chef, including test-driven development and automation is critical in your role as a Chef developer and engineer. First, you’ll look at the core components of Chef, including Chef Workstation and Chef Infra Server. Then, you’ll explore the Chef design philosophy which brings native Ruby functionality into your Chef recipes. Finally, you’ll bring all this knowledge and learning together by exploring test-driven development Test Kitchen and InSpec. By the end of this course, you'll be developing custom Chef resources to easily deploy complex configuration management solutions.

About the author
About the author

James Bannan is a published author and experienced public speaker based in Melbourne, Australia. He is a Microsoft specialist, with a particular focus on Azure infrastructure architecture, development, and automation.

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Course Overview
[Autogenerated] Hi there. My name is James Bannon, and welcome to this floor assigned course getting started with chef fluency. I am a consultant and I T Architect's, based in Melbourne, Australia. I bought that a number of plural signed courses and helping businesses learn and transform with automation and develops technologies is the main focus of what I do every day. This course will enable you to become familiar with the primary concepts and components of working with chef, including Resource is recipes and cookbooks testing your configurations with inspect and test kitchen and working with chef in for server. Some of the major topics that we will cover include developing chef solutions using shift work station understanding, how to work with node objects in chef in for server and configuration and compliance Testing with chef. Inspect. By the end of this course, you'll have a thorough understanding of the core components of chef and will be comfortable to write your own cookbooks for automated coach Oven configuration management as well as constructing audits to validate that your code does what you intend. There are no specific prerequisites for this course, as it is intended to be an introductory course to chef. We are going to jump between Lennox and Windows a bit throughout the course, so being comfortable with one or both of these platforms will help. But you certainly don't need to be an expert. I hope you'll join me on this journey to learn all about working with the core foundations of chef in this course, getting started with chef fluency at plural sites.