DevOps is the one of the most important and impactful computing topics to have been developed since the creation of the modern cloud. From Configuration Management to Containerization, your career and your company need to move quickly, but without stress, into this new world. We are here to teach you how to do this, confidently and competently, using Best-In-Class tools such as Chef.
This course is designed to accelerate you from zero to hero into the world of DevOps from the perspective of using Chef Configuration Management. Through this three-day command-line driven adventure, you will develop a solid foundation for managing dozens, hundreds or even thousands of servers the way Facebook, Target, Equifax, Nordstrom, and many other successful companies do – by using Chef. And because so many companies have both Windows and Linux servers in their environments, we teach you the technical intricacies of managing and integrating both platforms.
This class is also the first step on your way towards Chef Certification.
This three-day course costs $1,495 and is offered both virtually and in-person at various locations around the planet.
You can take and retake this class as many times as you need so that you’ll really understand and be able to use this incredibly useful technology. Our purpose is to ensure your success.
What is DevOps – a brief introduction
Using Chef resources – the building blocks
Building Chef recipes and cookbooks
Collecting details about the system via Ohai
Attributes – writing dynamic code
Managing data with templates
Advanced templating – passing in variables
Storing your code in a repo – an introduction to Git
Centralizing management with Chef Server
Using Community Cookbooks
Automating chef-client runs
Managing a multi-node infrastructure
Simplification and scalability through Roles
Power automation – invoking Chef Search
Staging versus Production – Environments
Using Databags to create user accounts on servers
For in-person classes, a Wi-Fi enabled laptop (on which you have root or Administrator access) is needed.
The following operating systems have been tested as workstation systems with the hands on exercises:
Ubuntu 10.04, 12.04
Mac OS X 10.7.3+
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 the following required non-Chef software before the workshop starts:
SSH/SCP (OpenSSH, puTTY/WinSCP or equivalent)
Programer’s text editor (Vi/Vim, Emacs, Sublime Text 2 or equivalent)
RDP – Remote Desktop Protocol or equivalent for connecting to a Windows Server
Additionally, all attendees should install ChefDK (http://downloads.chef.io/chef-dk)
You need 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 a service
Contact us for group discount pricing at firstname.lastname@example.org
This course is delivered in person and online.