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