I’ve just been getting to grips with Chef and AWS the past few weeks so bear with me if I say anything silly.
I’m trying to set up a basic chef configuration (workstation - server - node) within AWS, I had first configured the system with elastic IPs assigned to both the server and node but realized that this could be expensive as I increase the number of nodes. Since the server and node are on the same subnet would it be possible to connect to the server by the public IP from the workstation but then connect the server to each node over their private IPs?
Is there a way to reassign elastic IPs as and when they’re needed which is easy to implement?
Are elastic IPs even required? I would imagine I have to be rebooting the nodes often.
I’d also appreciate any tips or pointers anyone would have in general.
I’ve almost exclusively been using Learn Chef Rally so far.
Thank you for your time