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Configuration Management with Chef-Solo by Naveed ur Rahman

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Understanding Chef-Solo

Chef-Solo is an open source version of chef-client. It executes recipes from the local cookbooks. It is a limited version of chef-client and has much fewer features than it. It does not have the following features:

  • Node data storage: Node data storage is used to keep values consistent across each node in a large infrastructure.
  • Search indexes: Search index is a full list of objects that are stored by the server, including roles, nodes, environments, and data bags. They are a fully text-based search and its queries can be made using wildcard, range, and fuzzy logic. While using Knife, a search can be made by using a subcommand from Knife.

    The following command is an example. To search by a platform ID, use the following command: ...

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