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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 9. VMware vSphere Management with Chef

You will need a machine installed with ChefDK to understand and implement the topics covered in this chapter.

In this chapter, we go beyond Chef and find the various integration points that Chef has with various VMware management layers like ESXi or vSphere vCenter. Chef offers two great points of integration to VMware: Knife and Chef provisioning.

Topics covered in this chapter include the following:

Image Knife plugins

Image Chef provisioning

Knife, as you learned in earlier chapters, is a command-line utility ...

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