We can deploy Chef using the official omnibus installer through cloud-init. This installer embeds everything needed to deploy Chef and all its dependencies. We'll then configure the Chef client to authenticate securely against the Chef Server organization, and finally apply an initial set of cookbooks.
Warning: The current cloud-init version shipped with Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and CentOS 7 is having issues installing Chef. This recipe is using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS waiting for the issue to be fixed.
To step through this recipe, you will need the following:
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