Does chef works on cross architecture platform?


#1

Hi,

I am just wondering if it is possible to work with chef in a cross architecture platfrom? What I mean is something like my chef-server is running on x86 architecture and client is running on power-pc or vice-versa. Is it possible to do that in the standard way or would I have to make few big changes to achieve that?

Thanks,
~Peeyush Gupta


#2

It might not be officially supported, but I know of cases where folks
have compiled the Ruby, for Chef to run on an unsupported architecture.
For the client, you can probably compile a Ruby for your target arch,
and pull chef in with Rubygems.

Eric G. Wolfe
Senior Linux Administrator,
IT Infrastructure Systems

Marshall University Computing Services
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Huntington, WV 25755
Phone: 304.942.3970
Email: eric.wolfe@marshall.edu

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On 02/12/2014 01:35 AM, Peeyush Gupta wrote:

Hi,

I am just wondering if it is possible to work with chef in a cross
architecture platfrom? What I mean is something like my chef-server is
running on x86 architecture and client is running on power-pc or
vice-versa. Is it possible to do that in the standard way or would I
have to make few big changes to achieve that?
Thanks,
~Peeyush Gupta


#3

The Chef API is all based around HTTP and JSON (read: no binary data, just strings), so it should all be fine.

–Noah

On Feb 11, 2014, at 10:35 PM, Peeyush Gupta gpeeyush@ymail.com wrote:

Hi,

I am just wondering if it is possible to work with chef in a cross architecture platfrom? What I mean is something like my chef-server is running on x86 architecture and client is running on power-pc or vice-versa. Is it possible to do that in the standard way or would I have to make few big changes to achieve that?

Thanks,
~Peeyush Gupta