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DevOps Bootcamp by Mitesh Soni

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Installing software packages using cookbooks

Until now, we've performed the following tasks:

  • Creating a hosted Chef account
  • Configuring a Chef workstation
  • Converging a node using a Chef workstation

Now we will install application packages using community cookbooks.

 To set up the runtime environment automatically, it's best to use the Chef community cookbooks:

  1. Visit https://github.com/chef-cookbooks  and find all the community cookbooks required to set up a runtime environment.
  2. We are using a sample Spring application, namely, PetClinic. We need to install Java and Tomcat to run Java EE applications such as this.
  3. Download the Tomcat cookbook from https://supermarket.chef.io/cookbooks/tomcat  and navigate to the Dependencies section on ...

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