Chef server image in Docker?


#1

Is there an officially sanctioned chef server Docker image?

Hard to tell from https://hub.docker.com/search/?isAutomated=0&isOfficial=0&page=1&pullCount=0&q=chef+server&starCount=0


#2

There is not. Chef Server uses a number of pieces that don’t really cope well with Docker as a runtime environment. It could be done, but no one has put in the hours. If you want to go the Docker route, I would look at Goiardi instead as a starting point.


#3

Actually, there is a really good one: https://github.com/3ofcoins/docker-chef-server
I am already using it in production in a smaller company with only about 100 Servers to manage. But it works quite well. The Docker image is hosted at quai.io and there also is a pull request with the changes needed for Chef Manage and the other plugins.