Chef Server installation - Oracle Enterprise Linux - quick question


#1

Hi

We have an OEL 5.
Which Installation Method based on the operating system of the host is
encouraged.
The manual installation looks tedious.

Thanks


#2

Omnibus Installation [0]

The Chef Full Installer has been tested with Debian, Ubuntu, CentOS,
RHEL, Fedora, Oracle Linux, Scientific Linux, and OS X.

You can install it by entering this command:

sudo true && curl -L https://www.opscode.com/chef/install.sh | sudo bash

Cheers,

AJ

[0] http://wiki.opscode.com/display/chef/Installing+Omnibus+Chef+Client+on+Linux+and+Mac

On 24 January 2013 19:00, Z W mpc8250@gmail.com wrote:

Hi

We have an OEL 5.
Which Installation Method based on the operating system of the host is
encouraged.
The manual installation looks tedious.

Thanks


#3

Hi AJ

thanks for responding.
I saw the page; looks like it is for the Chef client.
What about Chef Server installation ?
Any quicker method ?

Thanks again.

On Wed, Jan 23, 2013 at 10:11 PM, AJ Christensen aj@junglist.gen.nz wrote:

http://wiki.opscode.com/display/chef/Installing+Omnibus+Chef+Client+on+Linux+and+Mac


#4

You can use the new chef-server cookbook to set up a chef-server 11
test environment. I can’t speak to setting up chef 10.0.x environments
with it. I have a vagrant/berkshelf repo here, with a test-client
pre-baked, and a script to setup the host workstation with the vagrant
guest chef-server automatically, again, all erchef11 [0]

Someone from Opscode may be more familiar. My mistake.

Cheers,

AJ

[0] http://github.com/heavywater/chef-server-playground

On 24 January 2013 19:18, Z W mpc8250@gmail.com wrote:

Hi AJ

thanks for responding.
I saw the page; looks like it is for the Chef client.
What about Chef Server installation ?
Any quicker method ?

Thanks again.

On Wed, Jan 23, 2013 at 10:11 PM, AJ Christensen aj@junglist.gen.nz wrote:

http://wiki.opscode.com/display/chef/Installing+Omnibus+Chef+Client+on+Linux+and+Mac


#5

Hi Z W,

It’s late here, and I don’t want to leave you hanging as I am going to bed,
but if you’re totally new to Chef and configuration management, you’ll get
a better idea of what Chef can really do for you by signing up for a free
account on hosted chef [0] and hooking up a few hosts to it rather than
spending time with the Chef Server if Chef ends up not meeting your needs.
There’s no charge, you don’t have to put in a credit card, and any host
that has outbound internet access can be added to your chef organization,
whether in a public cloud or your own hardware.

The starter guides and other documentation are now at our new docs site
[1]. The “Getting Started” section in particular will give you an idea of
what Chef does and how the components interact [2] and how to get your
workstation configured and authorized to interact with the Chef server and
your nodes [3].

Lots of people love tinkering with their own Chef Server, but there are a
lot of components to it that don’t really have anything to do with learning
actual Chef. It’s like trying to run a full blown mail server with
antispam, blacklisting, and virus scanning when you’ve never sent an email
before. :slight_smile:

cheers,
–mandi

[0] http://www.opscode.com/hosted-chef/
[1] http://docs.opscode.com/
[2] http://docs.opscode.com/chef_overview.html
[3] http://docs.opscode.com/install.html

On Thu, Jan 24, 2013 at 1:18 AM, Z W mpc8250@gmail.com wrote:

Hi AJ

thanks for responding.
I saw the page; looks like it is for the Chef client.
What about Chef Server installation ?
Any quicker method ?

Thanks again.

On Wed, Jan 23, 2013 at 10:11 PM, AJ Christensen aj@junglist.gen.nz
wrote:

http://wiki.opscode.com/display/chef/Installing+Omnibus+Chef+Client+on+Linux+and+Mac