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 →

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

Read more →

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 →

Local Preprocessing in Target Mode

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Local Preprocessing in Target Mode

If you ever created configuration files with any automation system, you know that this involves a lot of templating. This is actually one of the most basic tasks that Chef performs and it is done using the template resource.

With Chef’s Target Mode this currently is a bit more complicated.

Read more →

Local Preprocessing in Target Mode

If you ever created configuration files with any automation system, you know that this involves a lot of templating. This is actually one of the most basic tasks that Chef performs and it is done using the template resource.

With Chef’s Target Mode this currently is a bit more complicated.

Read more →

Target Mode with Chef Server and Chef Automate

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Target Mode with Chef Server and Chef Automate

It is not sufficient to provision remote devices via Target Mode but we also want an overview of node attributes, run history and changed resources.

In this post we have a look at how to connect agentless resources with central servers to give us the much-needed visibility.

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Target Mode with Chef Server and Chef Automate

It is not sufficient to provision remote devices via Target Mode but we also want an overview of node attributes, run history and changed resources.

In this post we have a look at how to connect agentless resources with central servers to give us the much-needed visibility.

Read more →