I’m new to chef, but I’ve noticed, that there is possibility (and it’s mentioned on wiki) to give chef client diffirent node name.
What I’m trying to accomplish is to add to system nodes that are unable to run chef-client - list switches, or access points. I’d like to monitor them, and I’d like to configure my nagios from chef. On debian/windows nodes, where I have chef-client I can add proper attritubes and then, on nagios server I can search for them and build nagios config. I’d like to do the same with “unmanaged” nodes - to add attributes with proper data. I thought about using chef-client -N SWITCH_FQDN - but is this good idea? Any recommendations for begginer?