Be forewarned that I am a novice. 20 + years sysadmin but about 20 minutes with Chef.
Have been working through this tutorial....
Worked through all the steps but when I run a knife status, I get the following output:
[root@chefwork learn_chef_httpd]# knife status 'role:web' --run-list
245 hours ago, chefnode, ["role[web]"], centos 7.2.1511.
Also my Chef Manage page shows the node's last checkin was 11 days ago.
I should see a much more recent check in time or a lot shorter time from the output of the status command.