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Automation through Chef Opscode by Manak Wadhwa, Navin Sabharwal

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CHAPTER 5

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Nodes

A node can be defined as a server that is managed by chef. It can be either a virtual or a physical server. “Managed by chef” means that the server has a chef client installed on it and that it is able to communicate with the chef server.

In this chapter, we try to cover all aspects related to a node. We also cover the installation and configuration of a node.

Types of Nodes

Nodes can be of different types. They can be virtual, physical, or cloud based. We consider two types of nodes here: cloud based and physical or virtual servers.

Cloud-based nodes refer to the nodes that are hosted on any of the cloud providers, such as AWS ...

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