The folks at Google have just published a major update to “knife-google” plugin for Google Compute Engine. Included in this update is a removal of the “gcutil” tookit as an external dependency, meaning that knife-google users can talk directly to the Compute Engine API to spin up new GCE instances and manage them with Chef.
If you happen to be attending Google IO this week, be sure to look out for demos and discussion on this exciting update to Chef’s integration with Google Compute Engine. One great place to start is Friday’s 2pm session entitled “Building Robust Systems With Google Compute Engine”.
For more information about how to get started, please see the following:
You can also see Chef and GCE in action below.