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A Virtual Mesos Cluster with Vagrant and Chef

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This is a republished guest blog post by Ed Ropple. Ed is a platform engineer with Localytics. His ambition is to enable other software developers to be more productive and less error-prone. You can find his original article here. Since starting at Localytics in Februmarch or so, I’ve found myself thrown into a bunch of new-ish stuff. My prior ops ...

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Configuring chef Part-2

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Lets recap what all we have done in the last blog :                   Setup workstation and chef-repo. Registered on chef to use hosted chef as the chef-server. Bootstrapped a node to be managed by the chef-server. Downloaded the “apache” cookbook in our chef-repo. Uploaded the “apache” cookbook to the chef-server. Added the ...

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Configuring Chef part 1

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Below are the first steps in getting started with using chef. The three main components of chef are :                   Work station This is the developer’s machine will be used to author cookbooks and recipes and upload them to the chef-server using the command line utility called knife. Chef-Server This is the ...

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chef-solo with vagrant

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To learn the concepts of chef, we can start by using chef-solo with Vagrant. See my previous post on Vagrant to install vagrant and know more about it. Next, lets install chef-solo on our machine. We will install chef-solo using ruby gem, make sure you have ruby installed.             root@intro:~# cd ~ root@intro:~# sudo gem ...

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Chef Happens – Managing Solaris with Chef

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Adding Solaris servers to be managed by Chef was the most annoying entry in our Wix.com DevOps backlog for almost a year. We moved our MySQL databases to Solaris more than a year ago. We automate everything, but getting Solaris into the Chef kitchen was not that trivial. There is minimal support for Solaris in Chef, so I have made ...

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Intro to Chef

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Chef is an incredible tool, but despite its beginnings in 2008/2009 it still lacks an effective quick start, or even an official “hello world” – so it takes too long to really get started as you desperately search for tutorials/examples/use cases. The existing quick starts or tutorials take too long and fail to explain the scope or what Chef is ...

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