Michael Blum

Developer from Chicago

Getting started with Chef April 26, 2016

Getting Started To begin, install Chef’s omnibus installer: Chef DK Chef uses the chef tool for creating cookbooks, downloading cookbooks, and many other things. chef generate repo chef-repo This creates a chef-repo for connecting to Chef Server. While this is great for getting started with Chef, creating cookbooks and keeping them in version control gets weird, since this is a single repo. Cookbooks Chef Cookbooks are composed of recipes written in Ruby plus a Chef Ruby sugar for automating installing an application like Redis, Postgres, Solr, etc.