Target Mode with Serial Devices

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Target Mode with Serial Devices

Usually, you will work with SSH or WinRM to connect to remote nodes and configure them. Those standard protocols bring along all the perks of a modern network connection: Encryption, Authentication, File transfers, etc

But what if you have a device without network connectivity?

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Target Mode with Serial Devices

Usually, you will work with SSH or WinRM to connect to remote nodes and configure them. Those standard protocols bring along all the perks of a modern network connection: Encryption, Authentication, File transfers, etc

But what if you have a device without network connectivity?

Read more →

The kitchen-vcenter Driver

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The kitchen-vcenter Driver

While many companies already rely on some Cloud for all of their IT systems, bigger enterprise customers often have own data centers which consist of thousands of virtual machines. Under these circumstances, it is often not desirable to only test Chef cookbooks on AWS or Azure, but doing this in the real environment is a better idea. The kitchen-vcenter driver allows you to harness the power of your own IT systems.

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The kitchen-vcenter Driver

While many companies already rely on some Cloud for all of their IT systems, bigger enterprise customers often have own data centers which consist of thousands of virtual machines. Under these circumstances, it is often not desirable to only test Chef cookbooks on AWS or Azure, but doing this in the real environment is a better idea. The kitchen-vcenter driver allows you to harness the power of your own IT systems.

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The kitchen-ec2 Driver

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The kitchen-ec2 Driver

Within the Chef ecosystem, Test Kitchen is one of the most useful tools. It offers the possibility to quickly test cookbooks in different OS environments on machines with a limited lifetime. That way, you can check if your fancy recipes work the same on RedHat, Centos 6 and Ubuntu. As speed is king, this fast feedback motivates more for early testing and reduces the amount of bugs found in production.

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The kitchen-ec2 Driver

Within the Chef ecosystem, Test Kitchen is one of the most useful tools. It offers the possibility to quickly test cookbooks in different OS environments on machines with a limited lifetime. That way, you can check if your fancy recipes work the same on RedHat, Centos 6 and Ubuntu. As speed is king, this fast feedback motivates more for early testing and reduces the amount of bugs found in production.

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Custom Resource Diffs in Chef

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Custom Resource Diffs in Chef

If you are writing custom resources regularly, you might have been annoyed by a general “diff” functionality in Chef. In this post we will work on some snippets to make this possible

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Custom Resource Diffs in Chef

If you are writing custom resources regularly, you might have been annoyed by a general “diff” functionality in Chef. In this post we will work on some snippets to make this possible

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Writing Chef Target Mode Resources

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Writing Chef Target Mode Resources

After my previous blog posts, you might be tempted to write your own Chef custom resources which are compatible with Target Mode.

Luckily, this is very easy - so this will be a short one.

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Writing Chef Target Mode Resources

After my previous blog posts, you might be tempted to write your own Chef custom resources which are compatible with Target Mode.

Luckily, this is very easy - so this will be a short one.

Read more →