Chef: Powerful Infrastructure Automation

Chef: Powerful Infrastructure Automation
Chef: Powerful Infrastructure Automation by John Ewart
English | 2017 | ISBN: 1788392976 | 726 Pages | EPUB, AZW3, PDF (conv) | 16 MB

Learn Chef Provisioning like a boss and discover how to deploy software and manage hosts, along with engaging recipes to automate your cloud and server infrastructure with Chef.
Chef is a configuration management tool that turns IT infrastructure into code. Chef provides tools to manage systems at scale. This learning path takes you on a comprehensive tour of Chef's functionality, ranging from its core features to advanced development. You will be brought up to speed with what's new in Chef and how to set up your own Chef infrastructure for individuals, or small or large teams. You will learn to use the basic Chef command-line tools. We will also take you through the core concepts of managing users, applications, and your entire cloud infrastructure. You will learn the techniques of the pros by walking you through a host of step-by-step guides to solve real-world infrastructure automation challenges.You will learn to automate and document every aspect of your network, from the hardware to software, middleware, and all your containers. You will become familiar with the Chef'sProvisioning tool. By the end of this course, you will be confident in how to manage your infrastructure, scale using the cloud, and extend the built-in functionality of Chef itself.The books used in this Learning Path are:

  • Chef Essentials
  • Chef Infrastructure Automation Cookbook – Second Edition
  • Mastering Chef Provisioning

What You Will Learn

  • Install Chef server on your own hosts
  • Integrate Chef with cloud services
  • Debug your cookbooks and Chef runs using the numerous inspection and logging facilities of Chef
  • Extend Chef to meet your advanced needs by creating custom plugins for Knife and Ohai
  • Create a perfect model system
  • Use the best test-driven development methodologies