Mike is working to implement additional features, including the "increment for development" steps (#6 and #7 above), and add more spec and integration tests. If you'd like to help out, you can contact him:
Arne Gallagher, Global Partner Manager at Chef
Networking (45 mins) with Snacks & Tea/Coffee
About the Speakers:
Michael Ducy currently works as an Enterprise Architect for Chef focused on designing and implementing automation solutions for customer's Cloud, IT …
## It's All Chef
The best part: since it's Chef, it gets all the benefits and flexibility of Chef.
### It's Convergent
Because it's in Chef, Metal is convergent. If something fails, re-run it. If you just realized you need to run a new recipe everywhere or run a new machine, just change the Metal recipe and re-run. Only new machines are created, only new changes applied.
### It's Code
One of Chef's advantages is Ruby: you can describe the order …
…search, data bags, roles, dynamic configuration, abstracting functionality and integrating multiple nodes. Even if you went through the old LAMP stack web application guide, you may want to have a look at this newas it is a complete rewrite.
However, I am still pretty new at all this, so I really recommend the # chef irc channel on freenode. One of the guys there seemed pretty helpful.
For reading cookbooks, I recommend starting with the Ruby files in the recipes folder, and then looking at the templates and attributes to figure out what data you'll need to set in the role or node.
For the 37s cookbooks, I recommend treading carefully. Some of them are for HARD CORE servers. The 37s mysql one, for example, does way more …
In a recent Hangops , we talked about buying vs. building infrastructure. I thought it's well worth elaborating more on these things, why we went on to build CI on top of other infrastructure products rather than build and automate these things ourselves.
Operation Expenses vs. Time Spent Building …
…going, it's an excellent way to see how a lot of the components of Chef fit together and get a taste of the.
We've also updated the instructions on the other guides with some of the changes that came with chef 0.10.
at a higher level with Chef, etc., intending
to test packaging
Also, to testidiosyncrasies
Automated handling of test results with extraction and
analysis of logs and backtraces
It is being done at a much larger scale at Processing Continuous Integration Log Eventsas indicated in one of their talks on
Also, currently, we don't test for externalities like network jitters (something that can be simulated with netem). Doing …
…and modules. We will soon be hosting afor plugin publishers on the Chef cookbook and module.
Chef and Puppet Community Sites
Now get going and install those plugins!
…app servers, and databases, and configures appropriate monitoring on the fly.
Watch the videos and get any of the guides with the links above and check out Opscode Help , # on irc.freenode.net, or the Chef wiki for more help. These guides are easy to run and they quickly show how a lot of the components of Chef fit together. It's a great way to get cooking with Chef fast!