Server Basics

Chef 13.6.4    |    Intermediate
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Using a Chef server can accelerate the process of deploying cookbooks while providing visibility into the state of your infrastructure. Explore Chef server policy and remotely deploying cookbooks.

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

  • describe why a Chef server is used and the cookbook distribution model
    create an account on hosted Chef
    configure a chef-repo using the Chef server starter kit
    describe the chef-repo components and the user authentication model
    use the knife command to view Chef server policy and node details
    upload cookbook policy to the Chef server using knife
    attach nodes to the Chef server with the knife bootstrap command
  • configure run-lists for nodes in bulk with roles
    separate cookbook versions using Chef environments
    search for Chef server policy with knife
    refactor a recipe to utilize search to create dynamic policy with a Chef server
    create custom searchable datasets with data bags
    build a users cookbook that searches through a data bag to configure users and groups

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