In this chapter, we discussed virtual machines and different providers. We looked into some different software useful for various operating systems. Then, we installed VirtualBox in our environment.
We installed Vagrant, an automated deployment tool, with VirtualBox, and installed the Chef-Solo plugin to execute our recipes. We created different boxes with different configurations.
We looked at the default Chef version and upgraded our box with the latest Chef version as per the industry standards. Then, we executed some recipes and developed one simple recipe in PHP to get started.
In the next chapter, we will discuss more about cookbooks and the dependency' resolver. Moreover, we will deploy our full-fledged WordPress site using Chef-Solo in the Vagrant box.