Chapter 8. Systems Management Tasks with Chef

So with that newfound Chef knowledge, let’s put it to use by maintaining some of your virtual infrastructure with VMware. This chapter covers the signup process for hosted Chef, explains what community cookbooks are, and walks through at least two use cases using community cookbooks. This chapter also covers more Knife capabilities to help set you up Chapter 9.

Topics covered in this chapter include the following:

Signing up for hosted Chef

Community cookbooks

Setting up system management

Configuring your virtual guests

• Enforcing the policy

Managing the root password

Before we begin, you need the following:

• A workstation running ChefDK able to reach https://manage.getchef.com

• Two ...

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