VMware Infrastructure as Code with Brett Johnson (@brettjohnson008)

Brett Johnson introduces the concept of infrastructure as code, CD/CD pipeline, and Git best practices. Git Resources: Commitmas https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WlY_hqvCmqY&list=PL2rC-8e38bUXloBOYChAl0EcbbuVjbE3t Git Documentation: https://git-scm.com/doc

#vBrownBag – Automated OpenStack Deployment with Chef

Rather than slides tonight, since the “lab” environment is chewing all the resources available on my box, we’ll load a few blog posts and use this as the “show notes” page. At a high level, the steps are: Make a Chef Server (or have one handy anyways) Download the relevant cookbooks (https://github.com/rcbops/chef-cookbooks) Create an “environment”[…]

#vBrownBag – Chef & OpenStack

Video #vBrownBag OpenStack – Opscode Chef, Matt Ray, DevOps and the state of OpenStack from ProfessionalVMware on Vimeo. Links http://www.amazon.com/Chef-Definitive-Guide-Stephen-Nelson-Smith/dp/1449327443/ http://wiki.opscode.com/display/chef/Installing%20Omnibus%20Chef%20Client%20on%20Linux%20and%20Mac http://www.amazon.com/Instant-Chef-Starter-John-Ewart/dp/1782163468/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1368569194&sr=8-1&keywords=chef https://wiki.openstack.org/wiki/IRC http://www.slideshare.net/mattray/chef-for-openstack-grizzly-roadmap http://www.opscode.com/blog/2012/06/27/chef-for-openstack/ http://docs.opscode.com/ https://learnchef.opscode.com/ http://chefconf.opscode.com/ http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQ74G2gKXdpwZkXEsclzcrA Stupid Youtube paste thing is broken, here’s the link https://github.com/mattray http://www.slideshare.net/mattray http://community.opscode.com/users/mray http://www.slideshare.net/mattray/chef-and-openstack-workshop-from-chefconf-2013 Chef resources: https://learnchef.opscode.com/ https://docs.opscode.com Omnibus: https://github.com/opscode/omnibus-ruby https://twitter.com/RubyLeaders/status/334329015022284800 #openstack-chef on irc.freenode.net groups.google.com/group/opscode-chef-openstack @chefopenstack StackForge https://github.com/stackforge/cookbook-openstack-common/[…]

Chef, Razor, OpenStack – Part 1

Automated OpenStack Installs you say? Build my own Private Cloud you say? DevOps, Hybrid, and the intercloud? Ok, so, now that we’ve scored buzzword bingo, what am I talking about? Edits in Mace-Windu After you get Chef going… Part 2 – Installing and configuring Razor with Chef: http://openstack.prov12n.com/chef-razor-openstack-part-2/ Part 3 – Bringing it all together, installing[…]

Installing Chef Server (Updated)

A while ago, in conjunction to some work with Razor and the Chef Broker for Razor, I needed to setup a Chef Server (here). This has recently become much much simpler: On a fresh Ubuntu 12.04 install, the following will turn it into a Chef Server running Chef 11. # Update the systemsudo apt-get update[…]

[Razor] Suddenly, A Chef Broker

Which is a good thing, mind. A good friend of mine, the “Any Stacker” (blog, twitter) has been working on and has a functioning prototype for a Chef Broker in Razor (github link). As it gets a bit more functional, I’ll put together some videos on usage and the like. However, it looks like my[…]

Chef Server on Ubuntu 12.04

Ran into some issues over the weekend getting Chef Server installed using apt on 12.04. Starting with the directions here. I started having issues trying to bring up the webui and chef-server after the apt install of those packages. More specifically: $ sudo service chef-server-webui start * Starting chef-server-webui   ~ In 22617  [fail] This led[…]

Learning Chef

Having spent the last few days in Chef training, I needed to get a few notes out here. Concepts Framework to solve business problems Infrastructure as code programmatically describe and manage infrastructure version controlled infrastructure simplified rebuilds Say what to change/configure, not how. Relationships This diagram is taken from the Opscode wiki and explains how[…]