We have already discussed some brief theory about Chef-Solo in the previous chapter, but we can't get anywhere until we've installed Chef-Solo and have had a hands-on experience with Chef.
This chapter will guide you with a step-by-step installation of Chef-Solo. We need some additional packages to get it working. Also, we will have a look into the configurations to get it working.
We will cover the following topics in this chapter:
Installation on Linux and Ubuntu
Prerequisites of Chef-Solo
Downloading a few sample cookbooks
Execution of the recipes