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Chef Essentials by John Ewart

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Installing a Chef server

If your team needs to have centralized infrastructure management and does not want to use a hosted platform, then a self-installed Chef server is a perfect fit. This installation guide assumes that you will be running the Chef server on a supported Linux-based system.

The Chef service components can be installed on a single machine without any issue. Installing it on a single host will limit your ability to scale or be highly available, but will provide a very simple path to getting started with the Chef service.

Requirements and recent changes

Since the Chef service is designed to be a multiuser platform and provides functionalities that chef-solo does not offer, the installation is more complex and involves more software ...

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