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Automation through Chef Opscode by Manak Wadhwa, Navin Sabharwal

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CHAPTER 2

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The Chef Server

This chapter covers Chef server and its components in detail. First we cover the different types of chef servers and then move on to discuss the components of the open source chef server.

The Chef Server

The chef server is the server component of the Opscode chef tool. The server is a centralized location where data related to chef is stored.

The data that is stored on the server includes cookbooks, node objects, and any policy that needs to be applied on any node. Each node registered with the chef server has an agent known as chef client installed on it. The agent contacts the chef servers and pulls the configuration ...

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