IL - Chef Essentials: Windows / Linux

Course Overview

Learn the basics of Chef by taking Chef Essentials. You’ll learn what it means to turn infrastructure into code so that you can automate the configuration, deployment and management of your servers. You’ll also learn about Chef architecture and the set of tools included in the Chef Development Kit (ChefDK). Finally, we’ll show you how to test your infrastructure code so that you can deploy with confidence.

Course Details
  • Duration: 2 Days
  • Level: 200
Who this course is designed for
  • This course is geared toward development, engineering, and operations staff.

Course Objectives

What You Will Learn
  • Introduction to Chef
  • Chef resources
  • Cookbooks
  • Chef-client
  • Testing cookbooks
  • Details about the system
  • Desired state and data
  • Workstation installation
  • The Chef server
  • Templates, variables, and search
  • Cookbook attributes, attribute files, and dependencies
  • Roles
  • Further resources

Course Pre-Requisites

Prerequisites:
  • Writing code (of just about any flavor) in a text editor
  • Working on the command line
  • Basic system administration – installing packages, configuring those packages, starting service

Course Modules

Course Agenda

You’ll learn what it means to turn infrastructure into code so that you can automate the configuration, deployment and management of your servers. You’ll also learn about Chef architecture and the set of tools included in the Chef Development Kit (ChefDK). Each of the core units includes hands-on exercises that will give you confidence in your new skills. At the end of the course, you’ll come away with a repo and the skills to start automating your own infrastructure.

• Introduction
• Chef resources
• Cookbooks
• chef-client
• Testing cookbooks
• Details about the system
• Desired state and data
• Workstation installation
• The Chef server
• Templates, variables, and search
• Cookbook attributes, attribute files, and dependencies
• Roles
• Community cookbooks
• Environments
• Further resources

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