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Terraform and Chef together | How to provision…

With Hashicorp´s terraform it becomes really easy to provision virtual machines, templates on different providers (AWS, azure, Google, Kubernetes, etc.). When you now deploy your machines you need to configure, patch and manage them afterwards. This is were Chef has strengths…. Weiterlesen →

Where is an end-user portal for Chef? Chef+Scalr

When presenting Chef to prospects and customers the always ask: “Great, Chef automates every cloud application we want, but where can Business order the services and see it´s billing status? I mostly refer to 3rd party tools were we have integrations with, like… Weiterlesen →

Deployment and update dependencies solved with Chef

One of the biggest questions when I present the Chef platform is: “How can we ensure that the database server is deployed/updated before the middleware and application server?” People see the concept of resources, recipes and cookbooks and tend to… Weiterlesen →

Using Chef Compliance and the audit cookbook only – Part IV

Whilst you already saw the audit cookbook working with the Chef Server there is another way that was implemented by public demand. Some people have separated departments or just want to test their cookbooks against Chef Compliance using the audit cookbook… Weiterlesen →

Windows infrastructure testing using Chef Compliance – Part III

Welcome to the last part of InSpec and Chef Compliance for Windows infrastructure testing. In this last article you will see how Chef Compliance adds value to your infrastructure and how to use your new shiny profile against your Windows… Weiterlesen →

Windows infrastructure testing using InSpec and Profiles – Part II

While you already have seen how Test-Kitchen works with InSpec in Part I there is much more if you have a deeper look into InSpec and Chef Compliance. This second part will handle so called controls and some of the features you´ll… Weiterlesen →

Windows infrastructure testing using InSpec – Part I

While joining Chef a while ago I have learned a lot about testing your infrastructure code. One of the most important lessons was TDD (Test Driven Development) that loosely means: “write tests first”. At Chef we have something called InSpec… Weiterlesen →

Going DevOps…

Yes, a new exciting opportunity came around. And it´s one that matches to me like DevOps to KungFu… I joined Chef Software this Monday as a Solutions Architect! While Nutanix is an awesome product I was always focused on automation… Weiterlesen →

Please fasten your seatbelts

I thought it´s a good idea to keep my visitors posted why there was such a long period without news and codes snippets around Nutanix. Please stay tuned for the next 14 days as I want to start with a… Weiterlesen →

Nutanix, Acropolis and Automation?

With the new NOS release comes a new exciting option: Acropolis. The PRISM UI looks awesome slick like always and allows you to create networks and virtual machines with a few clicks. With this Acropolis Hypervisor Management you  have the power to… Weiterlesen →

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