Introduction to Chef


Chef is powerful automation platform that transform infrastructure into code. Whether you’re operating in the cloud, on-premises or in a hybrid environment, Chef automates how infrastructure is configured, deployed and managed across your network, no matter its size


Three machines (local or over the cloud) for Chef Server, Chef Workstation* and Node* Can be one or more. Here I started only two instances for Server and Node, making my Local machine as my Work Station

Types of Chef Servers

  1. Enterprise Chef Server
  2. Hosted Chef Server
  3. Chef Solo

Enterprise Chef / On Premises Server (Private)

This is type of Chef Server which can be local or over the cloud, where we will maintain it. A minimal assistance and support for server

Hosted Chef Server

This is type of Chef Server which is maintained by Opscode and can be started in Opscode Cloud only. This includes configuration support and provisioning assistance

Chef Solo

This can be installed in Local Machines which is free comes with no support and without many of the useful add-ons available in the Enterprise version

NOTE: This document describes the usage of Chef in AWS and Ubuntu


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