Community Cookbooks & Server Patterns

Chef 13.6.4    |    Intermediate
  • 13 videos | 1h 11m 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

  • 5m 32s
    After completing this video, you will be able to describe the reusability of Chef cookbooks and best practices around utilizing community code. FREE ACCESS
  • 5m 35s
    In this video, find out how to search for cookbooks on supermarket.chef.io. FREE ACCESS
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    3.  Library Cookbooks vs. Application Cookbooks
    5m 21s
    In this video, find out how to distinguish the differences between library and application cookbooks. FREE ACCESS
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    4.  Reusing Community Cookbooks
    5m 27s
    In this video, find out how to distinguish why community cookbooks should be called dependencies instead of forking upstream code bases. FREE ACCESS
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    5.  Installing Cookbook Dependencies
    5m 23s
    In this video, learn how to configure and install dependencies in the metadata file using berkshelf. FREE ACCESS
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    6.  Uploading Cookbooks with Berkshelf
    4m 34s
    In this video, find out how to manage Chef server cookbook versions with Berkshelf. FREE ACCESS
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    7.  Local Dependency Resolution
    4m 50s
    In this video, learn how to configure the Berksfile to point at a local dependency instead of a dependency from the Chef Supermarket. FREE ACCESS
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    8.  Overwriting Cookbook Attributes
    5m 44s
    In this video, you will learn how to use node attribute precedence to overwrite cookbook attribute values. FREE ACCESS
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    9.  Role and Environment Attributes
    5m 13s
    In this video, you will assign node attributes at the role or environment level. FREE ACCESS
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    10.  Role Cookbooks
    5m 36s
    In this video, you will identify the limitations of using roles and explain the purpose of a role cookbook. FREE ACCESS
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    11.  Scheduling a Chef-client Run
    5m 50s
    In this video, you will learn how to configure the chef-client as a service with a community cookbook. FREE ACCESS
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    12.  Logging Chef-client Runs
    5m 43s
    In this video, you will learn how to configure the logging location on a node directly or as a node attribute with the chef-client cookbook. FREE ACCESS
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    13.  Exercise: Use the haproxy Community Cookbook
    6m 35s
    In this video, you will configure a wrapper for the haproxy community cookbook to redirect traffic to a simple web server. FREE ACCESS

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