This chapter covers different aspects related to cookbooks.
Cookbooks are the fundamental unit of configuration in chef. Cookbooks determine what gets deployed on the client.
Basics of Cookbooks
A cookbook is the basic unit of configuration and policy definition in chef. It defines a complete scenario for the deployment and configuration of an application.
As an example, a cookbook for Apache or Tomcat would provide all details to install and configure a fully configured Apache or Tomcat server.
A complete cookbook is one that contains all the components required to support the installation and configuration of an application ...