Bootstrapping Nodes in Bulk

Bootstrapping Nodes in Bulk

Bootstrapping the chef-client on many nodes in bulk can present a challenge. Using the traditional bootstrapping tools included with the ChefDK (knife bootstrap) to install and register the chef-client on a bulk number (hundreds or thousands) of nodes will result in exhausting resources on the bastion host before your operations are complete, including CPU, memory, […]

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Habitat and Twelve-Factor Applications

Habitat and Twelve-Factor Applications

Twelve-Factor Applications are not something revolutionary or new. The concepts were originally published over 5 years ago, however they are are still relevant today as they were then. With the growth of Cloud Computing and the introspection that has taken place in the industry about how you run distributed services at scale, it’s useful to […]

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Self-monitoring Chef using Sensu

monitoring chef using sensu

Chef is one of the most popular tools for DevOps awesomeness, and you won’t believe what’s one of the biggest causes of chef-server unavailability: disk full Yep, you read that right. In 2017, there’s still a LOT of people who don’t have all their systems being carefully monitored by a trustworthy application. That means that […]

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Chef Automate release – July 2017

Chef Automate release

Chef Automate is officially one year old as of this latest release (1.5.46). Happy birthday, Chef Automate! There are a number of things to highlight this release. Compliance Views Better insight of compliance state and profile data is now available by default in the Chef Automate GUI. The new views are available from the top-level navigation […]

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