Adam Jacob & Ezra Zygmuntowicz demo Chef & Nanite at Velocity 2009

Utilizing a mixture of open source tools (such as Chef, Nanite, CouchDB, and RabbitMQ) and battle-tested techniques, Adam and Ezra will show you how to build an infrastructure that’s easy to manage, integrates with your application, and is self-documenting. Along the way, they’ll give you the key insights you need to get maximum benefit from […]

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Cloudera Hadoop at Velocity

I was totally impressed with the Cloudera distribution of Hadoop – they clearly have the coolest bundle available. While watching the presentation, I whipped up a Chef Solo tarball that will install their Hadoop distribution for Ubuntu. First, make sure you have Chef installed, and then: chef-solo -r http://chef-solo-hadoop.s3.amazonaws.com/hadoop-cloudera-ubuntu.tar.gz And you are good to go!

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Ohai 0.3.0 Release

Ohai, it’s been awhile! Since the last release was almost four months ago and we've had some new features added and some hairy bugs squashed, we thought a new version of Ohai, our system information gathering tool used with Chef, was in order. The Ohai 0.3.0 MVP is returning Chef 0.5.2 MVP, Bryan McLellan for […]

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Chef 0.7.0 Release

Chef 0.7.0 is hot off the presses, and it brings several great new features along with the traditional heap of improvements and bug fixes. This is a big release, and the first since we released Chef back in January that hasn’t been backwards compatible. Take a second and let that soak in – when you […]

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Chef 0.6.2 Release

We had a slight bug sneak in to the 0.6.0 release: new installations were not properly running the chef-client. We’re shipping 0.6.2 right now to fix that bug, rather than in a few weeks. Thanks to Edd Dumbill and our own Joshua Timberman for being on the ball this morning (and helping test the fix.) […]

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