Great answer, you cleared up all of the confusion I've had. Thank you!
We've written a wrapper cookbook to help with setting up HA Chef by
splitting the services onto separate hardware and enabling replication
for Postgres/Solr/Bookshelf. We ended up with 4 types of hosts (4th
being the web UI / API server).
However, we couldn't use the postgresql recipe that comes with
chef-server cookbook because it doesn't have any attributes to set up
replication. Also, once we've modified all the log_directory
attributes, "chef-server-ctl tail" broke.. I wonder if someone
somewhere would like to know more about this.
We've managed to avoid modifying chef-server cookbook to fit our
purposes, though, which says that the authors have done a great job at
making it customizable enough.
On Tue, Apr 8, 2014 at 3:31 PM, Lamont Granquist firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
That github cookbook just automates the steps here:
Install the Chef Infra Server
That would be appropriate to feed into chef-solo or chef-client -z in order
to automate building a chef-server. You can also just run this:
curl -L https://www.opscode.com/chef/install.sh | sudo bash -s -- -P server
The cookbooks inside the chef-server RPM that are run via
sudo chef-server-ctl reconfigure are "internal" to the chef-server-ctl "API" and
their sources are here:
TL;DR: "yo dawg, i put some chef around your chef to run your chef" or
something like that... but I'm too old for memes...
On Tue Apr 8 14:56:58 2014, DV wrote:
Just wondering - I'm seeing a very barebone version of chef-server
cookbook at GitHub - chef-cookbooks/chef-server: Cookbook to install standalone Chef Server and a
fully-functional one shipped with the Chef 11 RPM. Is there any reason
why Github doesn't contain the RPM version?
Best regards, Dmitriy V.