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Configuration Management with Chef

Configuration Management with Chef

Master your team in infrastructure automation and witness manual and repetitive task reduction

Program Overview

Chef is a configuration management technology used to automate infrastructure provisioning. It is developed based on the Ruby DSL language.

In the industry, Chef is used to deploy and manage servers and applications in-house and on the cloud. Chef uses a declarative language called "chef recipes" to describe how a system should be configured. It uses a client-server architecture, where the Chef server acts as the central hub for configuration data, and the Chef client runs on each node and applies the configuration.

The Configuration Management with Chef professional course offered by Uptut is designed to help teams master the concepts and best practices of configuration management using Chef. The course is taught by experienced instructors who have worked in the industry and have hands-on experience with Chef.

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Why Configuration Management with Chef for your business?

  • Consistency: Chef allows your team to define system configuration in code, reducing the risk of errors and simplifying troubleshooting.
  • Scalability: Chef's automation capabilities make it easier to manage large-scale deployments and ensure that all systems are configured correctly.
  • Compliance: Chef can help your business ensure compliance with industry standards and regulations by automating the configuration of systems to meet those standards.

Make Your Team Proficient

Training Objectives

  • Gain a solid understanding of Configuration Management
  • Learn the architecture of Chef and its components such as Chef Server, Chef Workstation, and Chef Client
  • Learn how to write Chef recipes using the Ruby programming language
  • Mater the skill of managing Chef resources, including how to create and manage cookbooks, data bags, and roles
  • Learn how to use Chef to automate infrastructure

Hands-on Experience with Tools

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Core Training Modules

  • 1. Introduction to Configuration Management and Chef
  • Overview of the concepts and benefits of configuration management and an introduction to the Chef tool.
  • 2. Chef Architecture and Components
  • Explaining the Chef server and client architecture and its components, such as cookbooks, roles, and policies.
  • 3. Chef Recipes and Resources
  • Understanding the basics of writing Chef recipes, managing resources, and how to use built-in and custom resources.
  • 4. Managing Cookbooks and Roles
  • Understanding how to organise and manage cookbooks and roles to suit your infrastructure.
  • 5. Chef Workflow and Best Practices
  • Understanding the Chef workflow and best practices for managing infrastructure.
  • 6. Cloud Integration
  • How to integrate Chef with cloud platforms like AWS and Azure to manage cloud infrastructure.
  • 7. Automated testing
  • How to use test-kitchen and other testing tools to ensure the recipes work as expected.
  • 8. Scalability and High Availability
  • How to scale and maintain high availability of infrastructure using Chef.
  • 9. Troubleshooting and Debugging
  • Understanding how to troubleshoot and debug issues that may arise when using Chef.
  • 10. Chef Habitat
  • How to use Chef Habitat to package, distribute and run applications on-premises and in the cloud.
  • 11. Managing Secrets
  • How to use Chef Vault and other tools to manage secrets and sensitive data securely.
  • 12. Continuous Integration and Deployment
  • How to use Chef with CI/CD tools like Jenkins, Travis CI, and CircleCI to automate the deployment process.
  • 13. Managing Windows infrastructure
  • Understanding how to manage Windows servers and workstations using Chef.
  • 14. Managing Containerized Infrastructure
  • Understanding how to manage containerised infrastructure using Chef and Kubernetes/Docker.
  • 15. Managing Hybrid infrastructure
  • Understanding how to manage the infrastructure that spans on-premises and cloud environments using Chef.
  • 16. Managing Multi-cloud and multi-region infrastructure
  • Understanding how to manage infrastructure in multiple cloud providers and regions using Chef.
  • 17. Managing Cloud Native Applications
  • Understanding how to use Chef to manage cloud-native applications and services like microservices and serverless functions.
  • 18. Extending Chef
  • How to write custom plugins, resources, and libraries to extend the functionality of Chef.
  • 19. Chef Compliance
  • How to use Chef Compliance to ensure infrastructure is configured according to security and compliance policies.

How does personalized training work?

Analyzing skill gap and assessing business requirements
Customising curriculum with core and additional modules to fit objectives
Supporting learning implementation with consulting

Who will benefit from this training?

  • DevOps Engineers
  • Infrastructure Engineers
  • System Administrators
  • Release Engineers
  • Developers
  • IT Professionals
  • Network Engineers
  • Database Administrators

Is this training right for your team?

Take the Chef open assessment for teams to see how this training fits into the development of your workforce.

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  • Personalised training curriculum
  • 100% Live Sessions
  • Lifetime access to recordings and material
  • Hands-on labs and assignments included
  • Consulting Support
  • Delivered by industry experts

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