Chef Infra Foundations - Linux & Windows

Chef Infra Foundations - Linux & Windows

Summary

During this three-day command-line driven adventure, you will develop a solid foundation for managing dozens, hundreds or even thousands of servers the way many other successful companies do – by using Chef.  And because so many companies have both Windows and Linux servers in their environments, we teach you the technical intricacies of managing and integrating both platforms. This is the recommended starting point for all who are new to Chef Software.

Description

This class is also the first step on your way towards Chef Certification.

Topics covered:

 

  • Using Chef resources – the building blocks

  • Building Chef recipes and cookbooks

  • Introduction to testing cookbooks with Test Kitchen

  • Collecting details about the system via Ohai

  • Attributes – writing dynamic code

  • Managing data with templates

  • Advanced templating – passing in variables

  • Storing your code in a repo - an introduction to Git

  • Workstation setup

  • Centralizing management with Chef Server

  • Using Community Cookbooks

  • Automating chef-client runs

  • Managing a multi-node infrastructure

  • Simplification and scalability through Roles

  • Power automation – invoking Chef Search

  • Staging versus Production - Environments

  • Using Databags to create user accounts on servers

 

Workstation Requirements

For virtual classes, you should have a computer (on which you have root or Administrator access), a microphone, a headset and an external monitor.

For in-person classes, only a Wi-Fi enabled laptop (on which you have root or Administrator access) is needed.

 

The following operating systems have been tested as workstation systems with the hands on exercises:

Ubuntu 10.04, 12.04

Mac OS X 10.7.3+

Windows 7+

Other platforms and platform versions may work without modification. Due to time constraints we will not be able to troubleshoot issues with unlisted platforms.

 

Attendees should install the following required non-Chef software before the workshop starts:

  • SSH/SCP (OpenSSH, puTTY/WinSCP or equivalent)

  • Programer's text editor (Vi/Vim, Emacs, Sublime Text 3 or equivalent)

  • RDP – Remote Desktop Protocol or equivalent for connecting to a Windows Server

 

Additionally, all attendees should install ChefDK (http://downloads.chef.io/chef-dk)

 

Student Requirements:

  • You need familiarity and comfort with the following:
  • Writing code (of just about any flavor) in a text editor
  • Working on the command line
  • Basic system administration – installing packages, configuring those packages, starting a service

 

Duration

3 Days

Upcoming Classes

No classes have been scheduled, but you can always Request a Quote.

Onsite Training

For groups of three or more

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Public Training

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Excellent information presented by an experienced practitioner and an excellent presenter.

- Telmate

Robin Beck provided an excellent training: he was very knowledgeable and held a very comprehensive two day training session!

- Shomi

I was sad to have the training end! The personalized attention from the instructor was priceless. Chef made sense and I LOVED it! Every question and problem were solved and explained. Truly craft masters of Chef, take this and be ready to be amazed. I'm applying what I learned the next week after the course. Thank you CHEF!

- Trace3

It was great.

- Rakuten Inc.

This was the best course I've ever taken. The instructor was just GREAT!

- IBM

I will recommend this class to my organization as one of the more complete solutions to on boarding new Chef users.

- The MITRE Corporation

The lab setups are excellent and allow the class to focus on the training objectives. It was a great way to get hands on experience with Compliance in one day.

- CVS Health

this is a great class, with great content and mentor

- Softtek