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The popular configuration management tool Chef is typically used in a client-server architecture where clients check a centralized server for configuration updates. Chef Solo brings most of the benefits of Chef to a single server. All of the concepts of Chef apply to Chef Solo: cookbooks, recipes, attributes, templates, roles, etc. In this Lab, you will gain experience with each of those concepts as you configure a Linux virtual machine in Azure using Chef Solo.
Upon completion of this lab you will be able to:
- Configure a Chef node in Azure using Chef Solo
- Write Chef cookbooks and recipes
- Use Chef attributes and templates to generalize your cookbooks
- Create Chef roles to define Chef node functions
You should be familiar with the following:
- Chef concepts
- Working on the command line in Linux
- Ruby programming basics are beneficial, but not required
Before completing the lab instructions the environment will look as follows:
After completing the lab instructions the environment should look similar to:
About the Author
Logan has been involved in software development and research for over eleven years, including six years in the cloud. He is an AWS Certified DevOps Engineer - Professional, MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure, Google Cloud Certified Associate Cloud Engineer, and Certified Kubernetes Administrator (CKA). He earned his Ph.D. studying design automation and enjoys all things tech.