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Configuration Management with Chef-Solo

By : Naveed ur Rahman
Book Image

Configuration Management with Chef-Solo

By: Naveed ur Rahman

Overview of this book

Table of Contents (13 chapters)

Developing recipes and cookbooks

Cookbooks are collections of recipes, and contain each step of instructions. As we already have Knife installed on our machine, let's create a basic folder schema for a cookbook. Our goal is to develop a recipe that will install PHP, MySQL, Apache2, and WordPress.

The name of our cookbook is wpblog:

$ knife cookbook create wpblog

By default, the preceding command will generate the cookbook structure in the /var/chef folder. In case of any other folder path, use the -o flag.

$ knife cookbook create wpblog -o <cookbooks_folder_path>

The preceding command will yield an output as shown in the following screenshot:

Now that we have successfully created a folder structure of a cookbook, let's take a look at it and add some files to get started.

The folder structure of wpblog will look like the following screenshot:

As our folder structure is already created, let's create a default recipe using the following steps to execute and create Vagrant box to test our...