To connect a local workstation to the Chef Server, Robin uses the Starter Kit and shows how this allows us to use the knife command.
- [Instructor] Now that we setup the httpd_cookbook…on our local machine, we're ready to test it out.…Now, I mentioned we're not going to be directly working…inside of a Vagrant instance for the rest of class.…Instead, we're going to distribute our changes…to this virtual machine with a Chef server.…Now, we're going to use manage.chef.io…to help us accomplish this.…This is an interface that allows us…to easily work with a Chef server…without having to maintain it on our own.…Chef provides this as a service to you…to get ready to learn how to use a Chef server.…
So, head over to manage.chef.io…and if you already have an account, sign in.…If you don't have an account,…you can click on the click here to get started button.…From here, you'll be asked to create…a free trial of Hosted Chef.…All that's required here is your name,…company, email, and username.…After you filled out the appropriate information,…go ahead and click the get started button…and verify your account.…
Back at the login page,…I'm going to go ahead and sign in myself.…
This intermediate-level course provides insights into the Chef architecture through practical examples and demos, including the deployment of a PHP application on top of a LAMP stack. Instructor Robin Beck walks through recipe development and the various prebuilt cookbooks available from the Chef community Supermarket, and reviews best practices for building wrapper cookbooks that allow you to access recipes from different cookbooks. He also shows how to work more efficiently with knife commands for managing clients, cookbooks, and data.
- Building a setup recipe
- Using cookbooks to organize recipes
- Using community recipes
- Uploading cookbooks
- Using the database cookbook
- Adding PHP to the mix
- Searching with knife
- Testing cookbooks with Kitchen
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Review the Fundamentals
2. Community Code
3. Complete the LAMP Stack
4. The Joy of Test Kitchen
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