Server Basics

Chef 13.6.4    |    Intermediate
  • 13 videos | 1h 9m 1s
  • Includes Assessment
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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

IN THIS COURSE

  • 5m 50s
    Upon completion of this video, you will be able to describe why a Chef server is used and the cookbook distribution model. FREE ACCESS
  • 3m 20s
    Learn how to create an account on Chef. FREE ACCESS
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    3.  The Starter Kit
    4m 21s
    In this video, find out how to configure a chef-repo using the Chef server starter kit. FREE ACCESS
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    4.  The Chef-repo Directory
    5m 49s
    Upon completion of this video, you will be able to describe the components of the chef-repo and the user authentication model. FREE ACCESS
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    5.  API Calls with Knife
    5m 52s
    In this video, you will learn how to use the knife command to view Chef server policy and node details. FREE ACCESS
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    6.  Uploading Cookbooks
    5m 56s
    Learn how to upload cookbook policy to the Chef server using the knife command. FREE ACCESS
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    7.  Bootstrapping Nodes
    4m 49s
    In this video, you will learn how to attach nodes to the Chef server using the knife bootstrap command. FREE ACCESS
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    8.  Custom Run-lists with Roles
    4m 55s
    In this video, you will learn how to configure run-lists for nodes in bulk using roles. FREE ACCESS
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    9.  Separating Versions with Environments
    5m 36s
    In this video, find out how to separate cookbook versions using Chef environments. FREE ACCESS
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    10.  Searching with Knife
    5m 31s
    In this video, learn how to search for Chef server policy with knife. FREE ACCESS
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    11.  The Search Method
    5m 43s
    During this video, you will learn how to refactor a recipe to utilize search to create dynamic policy on a Chef server. FREE ACCESS
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    12.  Data Bags
    4m 51s
    During this video, you will learn how to create custom searchable datasets using data bags. FREE ACCESS
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    13.  Exercise: Configure Users and Groups with Search
    6m 29s
    In this video, you will build a users cookbook that searches through a data bag to configure users and groups. FREE ACCESS

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