Community Cookbooks & Server Patterns

Chef 13.6.4
  • 13 Videos | 1h 17m 23s
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The best practices of using a Chef Server are directly related to the reusability of cookbook recipes and components. Explore the effective use of community cookbooks with a Chef server.

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

  • describe the reusability of Chef cookbooks and best practices around utilizing community code
    search for cookbooks on supermarket.chef.io
    distinguish the differences between library and application cookbooks
    distinguish why community cookbooks should be called as dependencies instead of forking upstream code bases
    configure and install dependencies in the metadata file with berkshelf
    manage Chef server cookbook versions with berkshelf
    configure the Berksfile to point at a local dependency instead of a Chef Supermarket dependency
  • use node attribute precedence when overwriting cookbook attribute values
    assign node attributes at the role or environment level
    identify the limitations of using roles and explain the purpose of a role cookbook
    configure the chef-client as a service with a community cookbook
    configure the logging location on a node directly or as a node attribute with the chef-client cookbook
    configure a wrapper for the haproxy community cookbook to redirect traffic to a simple web server

IN THIS COURSE

  • Playable
    1. 
    Community Code Guidelines
    5m 32s
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    2. 
    Chef Supermarket
    5m 35s
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    3. 
    Library Cookbooks vs. Application Cookbooks
    5m 21s
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    4. 
    Reusing Community Cookbooks
    5m 27s
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    5. 
    Installing Cookbook Dependencies
    5m 23s
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    6. 
    Uploading Cookbooks with Berkshelf
    4m 34s
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    7. 
    Local Dependency Resolution
    4m 50s
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    8. 
    Overwriting Cookbook Attributes
    5m 44s
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    9. 
    Role and Environment Attributes
    5m 13s
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    10. 
    Role Cookbooks
    5m 36s
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    11. 
    Scheduling a Chef-client Run
    5m 50s
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    12. 
    Logging Chef-client Runs
    5m 43s
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    13. 
    Exercise: Use the haproxy Community Cookbook
    6m 35s

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