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Configuration Management with Chef-Solo by Naveed ur Rahman

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Chapter 2. Setting Up an Environment for Chef-Solo

We have already discussed some brief theory about Chef-Solo in the previous chapter, but we can't get anywhere until we've installed Chef-Solo and have had a hands-on experience with Chef.

This chapter will guide you with a step-by-step installation of Chef-Solo. We need some additional packages to get it working. Also, we will have a look into the configurations to get it working.

We will cover the following topics in this chapter:

  • Installation on Linux and Ubuntu
  • Prerequisites of Chef-Solo
  • Chef-Solo cookbook
  • Configurations
  • Downloading a few sample cookbooks
  • Execution of the recipes

Installation on Linux and Ubuntu

Chef provides us with a number of ways to get started. We can get it working using different ...

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