Posts Tagged “chef”

Creating /etc/hosts file in Chef.

We had a cluster environment which we needed to update the /etc/hosts file. Which would help communicate between the server over a private network. Our servers have multiple interfaces and we need them to communicate between each other using the private network.

Written on March 3, 2017
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Windows Testing Using Kitchen Chef

Kitchen-Vagrant has the capability to spin up a windows instance for testing. To make it work you will need the vagrant-winrm to be installted on the workstation.

Written on September 30, 2016
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Encrypted Data Bags - Chef

Data Bags are a way to store information on the chef-server which all the cookbooks can access. Few more additional advantages are that we can encrypt the data-bags as well, this will help in keeping any sensitive information like user/password.

Written on September 6, 2016
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Bootstrap Windows - knife-windows - Chef

knife-windows plugin adds additional functionality to the Chef Knife CLI tool for configuring / interacting with nodes running Microsoft Windows.

Written on September 1, 2016
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Standalone Chef Server / Workstation / Client Setup on CentOS 6

The standalone installation of Chef server creates a working installation on a single server. This installation is also useful when you are installing Chef server in a virtual machine, for proof-of-concept deployments, or as a part of a development or testing loop.

Written on August 16, 2016
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Cloudera Manager Setup Using Chef [CentOS 6.6]

This cookbook [currently as of now] can be used to setup a Cloudera Manager Server (Management Server) running on MySQL database. But the intended use for this cookbook [rather a wishlist] is to do more. Simply put Auto Deployment of a Cloudera Hadoop Cluster using Chef, Python and Cloudera API. This will help create cluster for a development/test/preproduction/production environment on a click of a button.

Written on June 24, 2016
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Chef Workstation Setup on Windows Machine.

The Chef Development Kit (ChefDK) brings the best-of-breed development tools built by the awesome Chef community to your workstation with just a few clicks. Download your package and start coding Chef in seconds.

Written on June 9, 2016
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