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Chef Essentials by John Ewart

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Chapter 8. Extras You Need to Know

This chapter will cover how to use Chef to build custom bootstrap scripts for systems, enhanced command-line tool concepts, leverage Chef for automation, integration, and securely store sensitive data in the system. Some topics that will be covered in this chapter include:

  • Using Chef-solo with Vagrant
  • Interacting with the Chef shell
  • Debugging recipes
  • Advanced command-line usage
  • Automating and integrating with Chef
  • More testing methodologies

Vagrant and Chef-solo

Vagrant is a very useful tool to build development environments, where it provides tools to build virtual machines that contain everything you need to get started with building software. Consider, for a moment, working on a team that builds software and relies ...

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