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Automation through Chef Opscode

  • Authors
  • Navin Sabharwal
  • Manak Wadhwa

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Navin Sabharwal, Manak Wadhwa
    Pages 1-20
  3. Navin Sabharwal, Manak Wadhwa
    Pages 21-26
  4. Navin Sabharwal, Manak Wadhwa
    Pages 27-42
  5. Navin Sabharwal, Manak Wadhwa
    Pages 43-48
  6. Navin Sabharwal, Manak Wadhwa
    Pages 49-60
  7. Navin Sabharwal, Manak Wadhwa
    Pages 61-86
  8. Navin Sabharwal, Manak Wadhwa
    Pages 87-118
  9. Navin Sabharwal, Manak Wadhwa
    Pages 119-152
  10. Navin Sabharwal, Manak Wadhwa
    Pages 153-168
  11. Navin Sabharwal, Manak Wadhwa
    Pages 169-178
  12. Navin Sabharwal, Manak Wadhwa
    Pages 179-192
  13. Navin Sabharwal, Manak Wadhwa
    Pages 193-218
  14. Navin Sabharwal, Manak Wadhwa
    Pages 219-232
  15. Back Matter
    Pages 233-238

About this book

Introduction

Automation through Chef Opscode provides an in-depth understanding of Chef, which is written in Ruby and Erlang for configuration management, cloud infrastructure management, system administration, and network management.

Targeted at administrators, consultants, and architect, the book guides them through the advanced features of the tool which are necessary for infrastructure automation, devops automation, and reporting. The book presumes knowledge of Ruby and Erlang which are used as reference languages for creating recipes and cookbooks and as a refresher on them to help the reader get on speed with the flow of book.

The book provides step by step instructions on installation and configuration of Chef, usage scenarios of Chef,  in infrastructure automation by providing common scenarios like virtual machine provisioning, OS configuration for Windows, Linux, and Unix,  provisioning and configuration of web servers like Apache along with popular databases like MySQL.

It further elaborates on the creation of recipes, and cookbooks, which help in deployment of servers and applications to any physical, virtual, or cloud location, no matter the size of the infrastructure.

The books covers advanced features like LWRPs and Knife and also contains several illustrative sample cookbooks on MySQL, Apache, and CouchDB deployment using a step by step approach.

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