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Configuration Management with Chef-Solo

By : Naveed ur Rahman
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Configuration Management with Chef-Solo

By: Naveed ur Rahman

Overview of this book

Table of Contents (13 chapters)

Restarting services and server handling

We have used uWSGI with Nginx to deploy a Django application. A uWSGI project aims at developing a full stack to build hosting services. It has a pluggable architecture to support more platforms, and a common configuration style. To deploy the Django application, we have used the .ini file to save all the configurations of the Python application.

We'll not go into the details of a uWSGI application now. Please refer to the following uWSGI documentation for detailed information:

An interesting bit of our recipe is to restart services with an upstream script. A service tells Chef-Solo to use one of the OS-specific providers. First, we create a .conf file in the init folder to handle the service script. Then, the service resource of Chef supports multiple attributes for start, reload, and status commands:

template "/etc/init/django_app.conf" do
  source "django_app.conf.erb"
  owner "root"
  group "root"