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Configuration Management with Chef-Solo by Naveed ur Rahman

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Terminologies

We will now discuss some terminologies about Chef. As we have already discussed, Chef has two different types, namely Chef server and Chef-Solo. Chef-Solo provides a simple way to start. The following terminologies mentioned are used for Chef server as well as Chef-Solo.

List of terminologies

A generalized list of Chef terminologies are mentioned in the following section.

Node

Any physical, virtual, or cloud machine where chef-client will run is termed as a node. There are the following four types of nodes that can be managed by chef-client:

  • Cloud node: This is a server hosted on any cloud-based service such as Rackspace, Amazon, Virtual Private Cloud, OpenStack, Google Compute Engine, or Windows Azure. Different plugins are available ...

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