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DevOps for VMware Administrators by Trevor A. Roberts Jr., Yvo van Doorn, Egle Sigler, Josh Atwell

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Chapter 7. Introduction to Chef

This chapter covers what Chef is, some of Chef’s core philosophies, some terminology and getting down into business with what ChefDK is, and writing your own first (simple) recipe. In some materials out there, this is covered in multiple chapters; but with the leaps Chef has made with ChefDK, it fits fantastically in an “Intro to Chef” chapter.

Topics covered in this chapter include the following:

Image An introduction to Chef

Image The core philosophies behind Chef

Chef terminology

Hosted Chef or Chef Server

ChefDK

Knife ...

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