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Chef Infrastructure Automation Cookbook

By : Matthias Marschall
Book Image

Chef Infrastructure Automation Cookbook

By: Matthias Marschall

Overview of this book

Table of Contents (14 chapters)
Chef Infrastructure Automation Cookbook Second Edition
About the Author
About the Reviewers

Testing your Chef cookbooks

You know how annoying this is: you tweak a cookbook, upload it to your Chef server, start a Chef run on your node and, boom! It fails. What's even more annoying is that it fails not because a black hole absorbed your node and the whole data center that node lives in, but because you missed a mundane comma in the default recipe of the cookbook you just tweaked. Fortunately, there's a very quick and easy way to find such simple glitches before you go all in and try to run your cookbooks on real nodes.

Getting ready

Install the ntp cookbook by running the following code:

mma@laptop:~/chef-repo $ knife cookbook site install ntp
Installing ntp to /Users/mma/work/chef-repo/cookbooks
Cookbook ntp version 1.7.0 successfully installed

How to do it...

Carry out the following steps to test your cookbooks:

  1. Run knife cookbook test on a working cookbook, for example, the ntp cookbook:

    mma@laptop:~/chef-repo $ knife cookbook test ntp
    checking ntp
    Running syntax...