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Chef Essentials – Level 2

Duration: 2 Days


With the advent of cloud computing, resource provisioning (launching servers etc.) became really fast while configuration management & managing the fleet of large number of cloud servers still remains a bottleneck for a long time. Chef (previously OpsCode Chef) is an enterprise tool that fills the gap and makes resource management very agile.

This course covers the concepts of DevOps & configuration management tool Chef in specific. As part of this course, you’ll also execute labs with some exercises that’ll give you a good balance of both theory & labs. You’ll learn about the concepts of cookbooks, recipes, roles & attributes. And how to use a central chef-server to manage the configuration while working with large fleet of machines.

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  • To attain fundamental understanding of concepts of DevOps & Chef configuration Management Tool
  • To learn to write Chef recipes & cookbooks manage onpremise or cloud servers
  • To setup & configure a multi-node environment with hosted chef server
  • Be able to understand security concepts of Chef & utilize it effectively for your use-case

Who Should Attend

  • Developers who wants to explore the system administration & configuration domain.

  • IT professionals who want to get started with a DevOps tool.

  • System Admins who are managing large scale server fleet & wants to bring in automation to their fleet.

  • IT professionals who are using on-premise or cloud servers for their application & want to reduce the time it takes to configure these servers before they can use it.

  • IT Architects who want to learn about configuration automation & want to have hands on experience on chef.

  • System Administrators that want to be able to manage cloud servers and networks without really doing it manually.

  • Decision makers who want to evaluate Chef for their companies.


There are no prerequisites for this course. However familiarity with IT environments & server administration for at least 6 months would be beneficial.

Course Outline

  1. Introduction to DevOps & Chef
  2. Chef Basics
  3. Introduction to Vagrant
  4. Chef Client
    Hands-on: Use Chef-Solo on Vagrant to install packages & work with services. Work with cookbook files & templates
  5. Chef Server
    Hands-on: Upload already created cookbook to Chef Server using Knife. Bootstrap a node with uploaded cookbook
  6. Chef Roles
    Hands-on: Enhance already created cookbooks for a web-server role. Create additional cookbook for database server role (MySQL)
  7. Chef Environments
    Hands-on: Update cookbook’s metadata for different production / staging environment. Setup Environments on Chef-Server
  8. Deployments using Chef
  9. Chef Security

About The Trainer

A Trainer will be Chef Professional.

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