Get started with Chef by taking Chef Essentials. It’s a 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). 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.
Two day course agenda:
- Workstation installation
- Signing up for Managed Chef
- The Chef Server
- Community cookbooks
- Managing multiple nodes
- Further resources
Attendees should have a computer with internet access. The following operating systems have been tested as workstation systems with the hands on exercises:
- Windows 7+ with Remote Desktop Connection
- Mac OS X 10.11 (El Capitan) with Microsoft Remote Desktop
- Ubuntu 14.04 with Remmina Remote Desktop Client
Other platforms and platform versions may work without modification. Due to time constraints we will not be able to troubleshoot issues with unlisted platforms. Attendees should install non-Chef required software before the workshop starts.
- SSH/SCP (OpenSSH, puTTY/WinSCP or equivalent)
- Programer’s text editor (Vi/Vim, Emacs, Sublime Text 2 or equivalent)
Additionally, all attendees should install ChefDK.
This course is geared toward development, engineering, and operations staff. Students in this class should have some familiarity and comfort with the following:
- Writing code (of just about any flavor) in a text editor
- Working on the command line
- Basic system administration – installing packages, configuring those packages, starting service