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First Steps with Chef – A Recipe for Infrastructure as Code Course For Free

First Steps with Chef - A Recipe for Infrastructure as Code Course For Free Hands-On Chef for DevOps

First Steps with Chef – A Recipe for Infrastructure as Code Course For Free

Hands-On Chef for DevOps

What you’ll learn

First Steps with Chef – A Recipe for Infrastructure as Code Course For Free

  • Automate daily repetitive tasks in your environment with Chef
  • Setup Chef on Cloud environments like AWS
  • Get comfortable with Chef language
  • Use Chef Console to manage Automation

Requirements

  • Basic System Administration
  • Home Lab with VirtualBox (Optional)

Description

How does expressing Infrastructure as Code with Chef accelerate building, deploying, and managing infrastructure? This course will focus on executing Chef code with the chef-client and introduces the DSL for writing recipes and cookbooks.

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

What is so special about THIS course?

Lectures backed by animated slides makes it simple and easy to understand.

Objectives

Introducing Config Management with Chef

  • Describe how automation and version control contribute to DevOps
  • Describe the Chef distribution model and the declarative syntax used in writing Chef recipes
  • Install the Chef Development Kit (ChefDK)

Recipes and Ruby Basics

  • Use the package and file resources inside of a Chef Recipe
  • Describe Ruby basics such as variables, arrays, and objects

Cookbooks and the Chef-client

  • Identify best practices of using Git for version control
  • Deploy a cookbook using the chef-client in local mode

Node Attributes and Templates

  • Work with system profiling with Ohai and accessing node object attributes
  • Use the cookbook_file, remote_file, and template Chef resources to manage files
  • Manage dynamic file creation using the template resource

Practice: Working with a Simple Web Server

  • Build a simple Apache cookbook that configures a “hello, world” page to serve on the localhost

Who this course is for:

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