Hi! I’m new to Chef having heard about it for the first time at OSCON this
We love the idea of using Chef to manage our Amazon EC2 servers. We are
constantly trying to manage these with bash scripts right now, and we are
making new images all the time when our old ones get outdated. Chef seems
to be the best possible solution here.
We have another problem though. We manage databases for our clients and so
we have hundreds of clients and each has their own database. We need to
continually be adding, removing, cloning, enabling, disabling databases and
database users. Chef seems to be very oriented to managing SERVERS but
could we write something to have it also manage our databases ON the
Lastly we want to do this from a web interface so we can start having
non-devops people like our customer support staff do some of this through
the web. Does Chef Server have a web interface that we could extend with
tasks like managing customer accounts or databases too?
Please let me know.