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Learning Chef by Rishabh Sharma, Mitesh Soni

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Chapter 3. Workstation Setup and Cookbook Creation

 

"An organized system of machines, to which motion is communicated by the transmitting mechanism from a central automation, is the most developed form of production by machinery."

 
 --Karl Marx

So far, we have the basic, conceptual understanding of automation and the various components of Chef. We have also completed a hands-on exercise with Hosted Chef to understand how node, workstation, and hosted Chef server interact with one another. Now, it is time to perform a few hands-on exercises with Chef in a detailed manner. In order to write our cookbook, setup of a workstation is essential. In this chapter, we will go through the step-by-step installation procedure of all the required prerequisites, ...

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