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Infrastructure as Code (IAC) Cookbook by Pierre Pomes, Stephane Jourdan

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Maintaining consistent systems using scheduled convergence

Once initially deployed and configured, it's hardly imaginable to let our systems be manually updated afterwards by logging in to each host and launching the chef-client command. Systems maintained with Chef have the opportunity to be converged at a predetermined time, either through a chef-client daemon or a cron job. We'll go through both these options.

Getting ready

To step through this recipe, you will need:

  • A working Chef DK installation on the workstation
  • A working Vagrant installation on the workstation
  • The Chef code (optionally) from either Chapter 6, Fundamentals of Managing Servers with Chef and Puppet, Chapter 7, Testing and Writing Better Infrastructure Code with Chef and Puppet ...

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