Getting started with Chef on Microsoft Azure

You can find an initial set of blog posts to help you get started with Chef on Microsoft Azure here. If you are new to Chef, I recommend you to go through some of the Chef tutorials https://learn.chef.io/. Objective of these posts are not to go deep into Chef, but to help you setup your whole set of machines (Chef Workstation, Chef Server, Chef Node) on Microsoft Azure.

https://manesh.me/2015/10/17/setup-chef-workstation-on-microsoft-azure/

  • Create a virtual machine for workstation
  • Install Chef Development Kit
  • Learn Chef Basics on Ubuntu

https://manesh.me/2015/10/19/setup-chef-server-on-microsoft-azure/

  • Create Virtual Machine
  • Set DNS Name Label for virtual machine
  • Configure Chef Server
  • Create Organization
  • Establish Connectivity from Workstation

https://manesh.me/2015/10/20/setup-chef-node-on-microsoft-azure/

  • Install Azure CLI & Login
  • Create Virtual Machine for Node
  • Bootstrap & Verify Node

https://manesh.me/2015/10/23/writing-cookbook-on-microsoft-azure/

  • Create cookbook on workstation
  • Upload cookbook to server
  • Add cookbook to run list of node
  • Run chef-client on node
  • Enable endpoint using Azure CLI

In the next set of blogs, I will walk you through in detail on various Azure Knife commands as well as using Chef along with Azure Resource Manger templates.

If you have feedback or questions, write a comment for the blog.

About Manesh

Manesh is a software consultant and solutions architect specializing in cloud, data, Linux and devops in the azure realm with key focus on hybrid workloads. He has been working on Azure technologies since its inception and has helped many enterprises to onboard and adapt to Azure cloud, build solutions for datacenter scale / high consumer applications and services. Currently, he is Microsoft certified for Developing Microsoft Azure Solutions (70-532), Implementing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions(70-533) and Architecting Microsoft Azure Solutions (70-534).

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