On Aug 7, 2013, at 12:54 PM, Jasna Benčić email@example.com wrote:
What do I get if I ask for trial hosted Chef server demo on Opscode's page? Package to install it under terminal or access to the web side of it?
Hosted Chef is basically the world's largest known installation of Private Chef (server). So, you would be able to configure your chef-client nodes to connect to a back-end chef-server, as provided by Opscode.
I am asking because I have Chef-solo on my machine and Chef-client setup (not my server) --- so I am afraid if there will be collisions if I get Chef server as well
Chef-solo doesn't connect to a chef-server anywhere, so there's no worry about collisions there. For chef-client to be useful, you have to have a chef-server somewhere for it to talk to -- either you can host your own chef-server, or you can use Hosted Chef to provide that chef-server for you.
Also wanted to ask --- How does Chef server handle JSON files for a certain node? I was told that Chef-server handles that with Postgresql automatically but could you give me more details?
Can you clarify? Internally, I think pretty much everything Chef does is through JSON formatted data, although it can also understand a variety of other formatting methods for the same kind of information. So, I'm not understanding your question about how Chef would handle JSON files for a certain node.
Yes, for Chef 11.x, postgres is used internally to store most of the data, but there's a variety of tools that are used for different purposes. For example, I believe that some data is still being stored in solr (for indexing purposes), and I don't know if that information is being replicated between postgres and solr or not.
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