We’ve just released the new version of our Chef Solo wrapper and configuration manager named Gusteau.
I hope it’s of interest to the ones of you already using Knife Solo or Littlechef.
Gusteau aims to take Chef Solo usage to a more advanced level:
- It uses a single readable YAML configuration file for groups of nodes (inspired by Travis CI, test-kitchen and Spiceweasel)
- It’s able to auto-configure Vagrant nodes
- It plays well with both Berkshelf and Librarian workflows by providing ‘before’ and ‘after’ hooks
- Just as knife solo, it lets you provide a custom bootstrap script - or just install the Omnibus Chef.
One other important driver for us is to make Chef Solo accessible to the new users by letting them quickly bootstrap a new chef-solo-repo with
gusteau init and get to writing infrastructure code and integration testing in minutes.
We use Gusteau in a small company with a couple dozen servers, and we’ve been quite happy with it so far.
Thanks Opscode for making Chef Solo available, it is indeed very powerful.
Have a good day,