Terraform and Chef together | How to provision…

Categories: Terraform

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. So teaming up terraform with Chef as so called provisioner makes perfect sense. In this […]

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

Categories: Chef

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 VMware vRealize, ServiceNow etc. but this isn´t a portal-only approach. I did some research and looked […]

Deployment and update dependencies solved with Chef

Categories: 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 think in a per node view. In my past i´ve seen several solutions, like copy […]

Windows infrastructure testing using InSpec – Part I

Categories: Chef

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 to describe tests in a simple way while developing infrastructure and application deployment code (like […]

Going DevOps…

Categories: Uncategorized

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 and finding solutions. When I decided to leave Nutanix and join Chef I thought about […]