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DevOps for Web Development

By : Mitesh Soni
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DevOps for Web Development

By: Mitesh Soni

Overview of this book

The DevOps culture is growing at a massive rate, as many organizations are adopting it. However, implementing it for web applications is one of the biggest challenges experienced by many developers and admins, which this book will help you overcome using various tools, such as Chef, Docker, and Jenkins. On the basis of the functionality of these tools, the book is divided into three parts. The first part shows you how to use Jenkins 2.0 for Continuous Integration of a sample JEE application. The second part explains the Chef configuration management tool, and provides an overview of Docker containers, resource provisioning in cloud environments using Chef, and Configuration Management in a cloud environment. The third part explores Continuous Delivery and Continuous Deployment in AWS, Microsoft Azure, and Docker, all using Jenkins 2.0. This book combines the skills of both web application deployment and system configuration as each chapter contains one or more practical hands-on projects. You will be exposed to real-world project scenarios that are progressively presented from easy to complex solutions. We will teach you concepts such as hosting web applications, configuring a runtime environment, monitoring and hosting on various cloud platforms, and managing them. This book will show you how to essentially host and manage web applications along with Continuous Integration, Cloud Computing, Configuration Management, Continuous Monitoring, Continuous Delivery, and Deployment.
Table of Contents (16 chapters)
DevOps for Web Development
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Creating and configuring a virtual machine in Microsoft Azure

For the knife azure plugin to communicate with Azure's REST API, we need to provide information to knife regarding our Azure account and credentials:

  1. Sign in into the Azure portal and download a publish-settings file by visiting .

  2. Store it on a Chef workstation on the a local filesystem and refer to this local file by creating an entry in knife.rb:

    knife[:azure_publish_settings_file] = "~/<name>.publishsettings" 

  3. Here are the parameters used to create a virtual machine in Microsoft Azure:






    DNS name



    Virtual machine name



    Virtual machine size



    Name of the Chef node



    Azure storage account



    Bootstrap protocol