Chef Foundations - Official Chef Training - 3 Day

 

Get started with Chef by taking official Chef automation training. This two-day instructor-led course that covers all the basics. You’ll learn what it means to turn infrastructure into code so that you can automate the configuration, deployment, and management of your servers.

 

You’ll also learn about Chef architecture and the set of tools included in the Chef Development Kit (ChefDK). Finally, we’ll show you how to test your infrastructure code so that you can deploy with confidence. Each of the core units includes hands-on exercises that will give you confidence in your new skills. At the end of the course, you’ll come away with a repo and the skills to start automating your own infrastructure.

 

* This course utilizes official courseware and lab environments directly from Chef.

In this Chef Automation Training Course, You Will Learn How To::

  • Use Chef Resources to define the state of your system

  • Write and use Chef recipes and cookbooks

  • Automate testing of cookbooks

  • Manage multiple nodes with Chef Server

  • Create Organizations

  • Bootstrap nodes

  • Assign Roles to nodes

  • Deploy nodes to environments

  • Enable Chef’s search features with your automation

  • Create acceptance and production environments

 

Outline:

Part 1: Using Chef resources – the building blocks

Part 2 : Building Chef recipes and cookbooks

 

Part 3: Introduction to testing cookbooks with Test Kitchen

 

Part 4: Collecting details about the system via Ohai

 

Part 5: Attributes – writing dynamic code

 

Part 6: Managing data with templates

 

Part 7: Advanced templating – passing in variables

 

Part 8: Storing your code in a repo - an introduction to Git

 

Part 9: Workstation setup

 

Part 10: Centralizing management with Chef Server

 

Part 11: Using Community Cookbooks

 

Part 12: Automating chef-client runs

 

Part 13: Managing a multi-node infrastructure

 

Part 14: Simplification and scalability through Roles

 

Part 15: Power automation – invoking Chef Search

 

Part 16: Staging versus Production - Environments

 

Part 17: Using Databags to create user accounts on servers

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