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Cloud DevOps

Second Edition

In this segment, you will…

The definition of system in sysadmin is changed. Cloud is the new system. You will learn Open Source Chef as a DevOps tool that helps systematically synchronize your development and operations work across your entire organization.

You will study the architecture of open source Chef and its associated toolset.
• Overview of Chef
• Workstation Setup
• Node Setup
• Dissecting your first Chef run
• Introducing the Node object
• Chef resources and recipes
• Attributes, templates, and cookbook dependencies
• Recipe inclusion, data bags, and search roles
• Environments and
• Using community cookbooks

You will learn Chef by using it to solve a real business problem. You will build up on what you learn using Chef on your computer and apply that to one or more IAAS service providers such as Amazon Web Services or Google Compute Engine or Digital Ocean as examples.

In this course you will have a chance to work with the instructor get your hands dirty with some of the finer aspects of putting open source Chef to practical use with cloud computing services providers.

Chef can work in solo mode and also in conjunction with a chef server which is also an open source product that many organizations deploy internally to keep the entire internal as well as cloud infrastructure properly orchestrated accordingly to the policy set by your organization.

You will set up a chef server as a group exercise and use that chef server as a playground before advocating these concepts for adoption in your organization. At the end of the class, you will have a code repository that can be used and modified to your specific business problems at work.

About the Author


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Nilesh Londhe is the founder of Cloud Genius, one of the most valuable cloud certifications according to the CIO Magazine. During his leadership tenure at Microsoft, he played a key role driving platform adoption, and with support from Bill Gates, he patented a presence detection solution that is implemented across the Microsoft Office 365 suite of products and services. An IAS topper (Third in India 1991), Nilesh holds a Masters in Distributed Computing and Automation from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore and an MBA from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

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Cloud DevOps

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Using Chef in solo mode


Deploy a complete application and its stack of dependencies in the cloud using Chef


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