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Community Cookbooks and Chef Server Patterns

Community Cookbooks and Chef Server Patterns


Overview/Description
Target Audience
Prerequisites
Expected Duration
Lesson Objectives
Course Number
Expertise Level



Overview/Description
The best practices of using a Chef Server are directly related to the reusability of cookbook recipes and components. This course will focus on the effective use of community cookbooks with a Chef server.

Target Audience
DevOps practitioners and systems administrators interested in learning how to automate configuration tasks with Chef

Prerequisites
None

Expected Duration (hours)
1.3

Lesson Objectives

Community Cookbooks and Chef Server Patterns

  • start the course
  • describe the reusability of Chef cookbooks and best practices around utilizing community code
  • search for cookbooks on supermarket.chef.io
  • distinguish the differences between library and application cookbooks
  • distinguish why community cookbooks should be called as dependencies instead of forking upstream code bases
  • configure and install dependencies in the metadata file with berkshelf
  • manage Chef server cookbook versions with berkshelf
  • configure the Berksfile to point at a local dependency instead of a Chef Supermarket dependency
  • use node attribute precedence when overwriting cookbook attribute values
  • assign node attributes at the role or environment level
  • identify the limitations of using roles and explain the purpose of a role cookbook
  • configure the chef-client as a service with a community cookbook
  • configure the logging location on a node directly or as a node attribute with the chef-client cookbook
  • configure a wrapper for the test_haproxy community cookbook to redirect traffic to a simple web server
  • Course Number:
    os_doch_a03_it_enus

    Expertise Level
    Intermediate