Deploying Rails Infrastructures with Chef


#1

(From Opscode blog post, http://bit.ly/chefonec2)

We are pleased to announce the initial release of a new Chef
repository and Amazon EC2 AMIs that can be used to bootstrap a Chef
server and clients in the Cloud!

In our experience as systems automation consultants, we built a
library of best practices for designing and deploying web application
infrastructures. The Opscode Cookbooks for Chef represent a
significant amount of our efforts in this area. This new repository
will provide a cohesive structure where the individual cookbooks get
put to good use deploying a Rails application with a database backend.
The client nodes are centrally managed with a Chef server that also
provides OpenLDAP authentication, centralized logging with Rsyslog,
and will soon include monitoring and trending.

This initial release is based on the current Chef release, 0.6.2. As
such, it won’t have the roles and cookbook metadata features that are
coming soon, but future releases of the AMIs and the repository will
support select new features as Chef evolves. We haven’t integrated
monitoring and trending features yet, but that is planned for a future
release. We plan to release other virtual images, such as libvirt/KVM
and VMware. We will also expand the documentation to describe other
features, uses, and implementation examples. The github repository
itself will be updated with new developments.

Ready to get started? Head on over to the Chef wiki page which will
walk you through the basic steps to get up and running.

http://wiki.opscode.com/display/chef/Getting+Started+with+EC2+Rails+Infrastructure


Opscode, Inc
Joshua Timberman, Senior System Engineer
C: 720.878.4322 E: joshua@opscode.com


#2

Very cool stuff Josh very cool!

On Fri, May 29, 2009 at 9:17 PM, Joshua Timberman joshua@opscode.com wrote:

(From Opscode blog post, http://bit.ly/chefonec2)

We are pleased to announce the initial release of a new Chef repository and
Amazon EC2 AMIs that can be used to bootstrap a Chef server and clients in
the Cloud!

In our experience as systems automation consultants, we built a library of
best practices for designing and deploying web application infrastructures.
The Opscode Cookbooks for Chef represent a significant amount of our efforts
in this area. This new repository will provide a cohesive structure where
the individual cookbooks get put to good use deploying a Rails application
with a database backend. The client nodes are centrally managed with a Chef
server that also provides OpenLDAP authentication, centralized logging with
Rsyslog, and will soon include monitoring and trending.

This initial release is based on the current Chef release, 0.6.2. As such,
it won’t have the roles and cookbook metadata features that are coming soon,
but future releases of the AMIs and the repository will support select new
features as Chef evolves. We haven’t integrated monitoring and trending
features yet, but that is planned for a future release. We plan to release
other virtual images, such as libvirt/KVM and VMware. We will also expand
the documentation to describe other features, uses, and implementation
examples. The github repository itself will be updated with new
developments.

Ready to get started? Head on over to the Chef wiki page which will walk you
through the basic steps to get up and running.

http://wiki.opscode.com/display/chef/Getting+Started+with+EC2+Rails+Infrastructure


Opscode, Inc
Joshua Timberman, Senior System Engineer
C: 720.878.4322 E: joshua@opscode.com