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.
Get to grips with a new technology, understand what it is and what it can do for you, and then get to work with the most important features and tasks.This is a practical Starter guide which helps you gain the skills needed to learn Chef.
Who this book is for
This book is aimed at developers and system administrators who are looking for ways to better manage complex infrastructures in a consistent fashion. No previous experience with Chef is assumed.