Tuesday, January 13, 2015

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UsingChef Issue 34
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Using Chef Issue 34

Happy new year! Hope you all had a great holiday season. Lots of great articles over the holidays.


POSHChef - PowerShell Client for Chef
POSHChef has been built as a native chef client on Windows using PowerShell. Very interesting project for Windows admins to keep an eye on.
via Ranjib Dey @RanjibDey

OpsWorks – Support for Existing EC2 Instances and On-Premises Servers
Amazon is now offering OpsWorks outside of Amazon. Interesting move to bring your on cloud and on prem together using the same config management software.
via Amazon Web Services @awscloud

Accessing chef node attributes from kitchen tests
There are a few cases when you'd like to access node attributes from your test suites.
via Matt Wrock @mwrockx

Notes for chef-client Upgrades
Thinking about upgrading to chef-client 12? Here are the upgrade notes you should look through.
via Overheard By @jtimberman

How We Write Chef Cookbooks
A good end to end example of writing and testing a cookbook.
via Jorge Espada @jespada_

Using Chef Provisioning to Build Chef Server
We see how we can build a chef server install from scratch using chef provisioning to bootstrap the process.
via SysAdvent @SysAdvent

Network Management and Automation with Chef
Interesting approach to adding networking switches into configuration management.
via Ooyala @ooyala

Baking Delicious Resources with Chef
An introduction into building resources in chef.
via SysAdvent @SysAdvent

Chef Tips & Hints - A Restrospective
Lessons learned from the perspective of a JVM developer who has been using chef for the past two years.
via Object Partners, Inc @objectpartners

Quick Tip: Deleting Attributes
When using a community cookbook, sometimes you'd to provide secrets, such as API keys, securely via chef-vault and then ensure it's not saved back to the node object.
via darron @darron

Accepted Chef RFCs for Jan 8
Latest round of RFC changes to chef.
via Noah Kantrowitz @kantrn

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Tweet of the week

@alindeman "Caring about your stuff in production isn't DevOps. That's just Dev."

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