Chef Essentials – Windows

Summary

Learn the basics of Chef by taking Chef Essentials. 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 Workstation. Finally, we’ll show you how to test your infrastructure code so that you can deploy with confidence.

Description

Get started with Chef by taking Chef Essentials for Windows. 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 Workstation. 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.

Two day course agenda:

  • Introduction
  • Chef resources
  • Writing Windows cookbooks
  • chef-client
  • Testing cookbooks
  • Details about the system
  • Desired state and data
  • Workstation installation
  • The Chef server
  • Templates, variables, and search
  • Cookbook attributes, attribute files, and dependencies
  • Roles
  • Community cookbooks
  • Environments
  • Further resources

Student Requirements:

It’s best that students of this class have some familiarity and comfort with the following:

  1. Writing code (of just about any flavor) in a text editor
  2. Working on the command line
  3. An understanding of basic system administration – installing packages, configuring those packages & starting a service

Duration

2 Days