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Learning Chef

Sharma, Rishabh; Soni, Mitesh

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Título: Learning Chef

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Automate your infrastructure using code and leverage DevOps with Chef

About This Book

  • Leverage the power of Chef to transform your infrastructure into code to deploy new features in minutes
  • Understand the Chef architecture and its various components including the different types of server setups
  • Packed with practical examples and industry best practices for real-world situations

Who This Book Is For

If you are a system administrator, Linux administrator, cloud developer, cloud administrator, or someone who just wants to learn and apply Chef automation to your existing or new infrastructure, this book is for you. Some real-time understanding of IT processes and familiarity with Linux systems, Ruby, and JSON is essential.

What You Will Learn

  • Learn the basic fundamentals of automation and gain a detailed architectural understanding of each component of Chef
  • Install all the components of Chef, including troubleshooting instructions
  • Explore the intricacies of Cookbook writing and every component of a Cookbook
  • Work with the open source Chef server and learn about its installation on a virtual machine
  • Discover the Private Chef Server and its various types of installations
  • Familiarize yourself with the best practices while working with Chef, and the various consumer case studies of different types of Chef deployment for their infrastructure

In Detail

Chef automation helps to transform infrastructure into simple code. This means that building, rebuilding, configuration, and scaling to meet your customer's needs is possible in just a few minutes in a real-time environment.

This book begins with the conceptual architecture of Chef, walking you through detailed descriptions of every Chef element. You will learn the procedure to set up your workstation and how to create a Cookbook in a hosted Chef environment.

Private Chef Server setup is covered in depth, with information on the necessity of on-premise Private Chef deployment, benefits, and installation and configuration procedures for the different types of Private Chef servers including standalone, tiered, and high-availability.

This book sheds light on industry best practices with practical Chef scenarios and examples.

About the Author:

Rishabh Sharma

Rishabh Sharma is currently working as a chief technology officer (CTO) at JOB Forward, Singapore ( JOB Forward was the first social recruiting platform in Singapore. Prior to working for JOB Forward, he worked for Wipro Technologies, Bangalore, as a solution delivery analyst. He was involved in the research projects of cloud computing, proof of concepts (PoC), infrastructure automation , big data solutions, and various giant customer projects related to cloud infrastructure and application migration. He completed his master's thesis from Jaypee Institute of Information Technology, Noida, in cloud computing and has in-depth knowledge of distributed systems and cloud computing research issues of the industry. In a short span of time, he has worked on various technologies and tools, such as Java/J2EE, SAP(ABAP), AWS, OpenStack, DevOps, big data, and Hadoop. He has authored four technical textbooks until now. He recently launched Cloud Computing: fundamentals, industry approach and trends, Wiley India publication, which is a comprehensive book on cloud computing and covers academic syllabi of all Indian universities. Before this, he has authored Advance Computing Technology for Gujarat Technical University (GTU) and Software Quality Engineering and Mobile Computing for Uttar Pradesh Technical University (UPTU). He has also authored many research papers in international journals and IEEE on a variety of issues related to cloud computing. He is also an open source enthusiast and writes for the Open Source For You (OSFY) magazine. His other interests are mimicry, fun, horoscope reading, traveling, meditation, spirituality, and yoga. You can get in touch with him at

Mitesh Soni

Mitesh Soni is a technical lead who has 7.5 years of experience in the IT industry. He is a SCJP, SCWCD, and VCP. While he has interest in technology, his real passion is to play with kids and with his camera and capture photographs at Indroda Park. He lives in the capital of Mahatma Gandhi's home state. He loves to spend time alone and loves walking at Punit van.

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