Introduction to Chef
At its core, Chef follows an Infrastructure as Code (IaC) approach, where the desired state of a system or server is defined using code. This code, written in a domain-specific language (DSL) called the Chef DSL, describes the configuration, installation, and management of various components, applications, and services on a system.
What is Chef?
Chef is an open source configuration management tool that allows administrators to define and automate IaC. It follows a declarative approach, where administrators specify the desired state of the system, and Chef ensures the system conforms to that state. Chef provides a platform-agnostic solution, enabling automation across various OSs, including Linux. It is based on a client-server architecture and utilizes a DSL called Ruby.
Key features of Chef
- Infrastructure as Code: Chef treats...