Chef Intermediate Topics - Online

Chef Intermediate Topics - Online

Summary

Chef Intermediate Topics is an instructor-led course that first introduces you to test-driven development (TDD) and then shows you how to extend your cookbooks with custom resources and Ohai plugins.

Description

Building cookbooks with tests will increase the speed at which you work by giving you consistent feedback throughout the entire cookbook development process. Extending your cookbooks with custom resources will increase clarity within your recipes and provide resources that are portable to other cookbooks. Ohai plugins gather data from your nodes that will aid in more dynamic recipes and extensive reporting.

In this course, you will learn how to confidently refactor and expand a cookbook through explanation, demonstration, practice, and discussion. At the end of the course, you will have created a code repository that can be applied to solve the unique challenges you face managing your infrastructure.

Two day course agenda:

  • Introduction
  • Why write tests? Why is that hard?
  • Writing a test first
  • Refactoring cookbooks with tests
  • Faster feedback with unit testing
  • Testing resources in recipes
  • Refactoring to attributes
  • Refactoring to multiple platforms
  • Approaches to extending resources
  • Why use custom resources
  • Creating a custom resource
  • Refining a custom resource
  • Ohai
  • Ohai plugins
  • Creating an Ohai plugin
  • Tuning Ohai

 

To take this course, you should have completed Chef Fundamentals or Chef Essentials or have comparable work experience. You should have working knowledge of core Chef concepts and resources.

Workstation Requirements:

You will need a wi-fi enabled workstation with admin/root access on the machine for class. You will need the ability to remotely log into the virtual machines provided in class.

 


Duration

2 Days

Upcoming Classes

Online

Instructor-led online training

Location Sep 2020 Oct 2020 Nov 2020 Dec 2020 Jan 2021 Feb 2021
US Central - Online Oct 22 – Oct 23
Dec 10 – Dec 11

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- IBM

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- Shomi

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    9:00 AM - 5:00 PM CDT
    $ 995.00 USD $ 895.00 USD before Thursday, October 8, 2020 9:00 AM CDT.
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    9:00 AM - 5:00 PM CST
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What Our Clients Are Saying

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

- Shomi

this is a great class, with great content and mentor

- Softtek

Just Great!

- IBM

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Even though I've been using Chef for three years, I found this class immensely useful; not only did it allow me to examine and compare my current practices to those presented in the training, but I learned several new techniques for using Chef tools.

- Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts

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

- Telmate

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- Trace3

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

- The MITRE Corporation

It was great.

- Rakuten Inc.

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- IBM

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

I don't usually like online training, but this training was great and Eric is really good, well-organized, and in control. The way he engaged each participants is amazing, and how he troubleshoot issues.

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