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Automating Infrastructure - Chef for DevOps - Online Course Launched

Automating Infrastructure – Chef for DevOps – Online Course Launched

Did some words from the course title raise interesting thoughts in your head? Well, Whizlabs won’t deny the fact that it did for us too. In fact, it made us research and look into it to provide and give our knowledge hungry audience something that is resourceful. Is Chef’s infrastructure a culinary concept in technology? You are close to cracking it. The word ‘Chef’ is used as a metaphor in this case. Just as we need many ingredients to prepare a recipe and many recipes to prepare a meal, that’s exactly how we need lots of tools to prepare a program and lots of programs to prepare a software.

Our course researchers researched about this topic and took personal interest in unboxing it. Whizlabs is proud to announce the course launch of ‘Automating Infrastructure – Chef for DevOps’ and we must say, the course has brought a smile to not only a lot of students who are loyal enrollers but also our trained lecturers. We must say that it is one of the most engaging and metaphorically conceptual programs ever launched in the online tech-lecture sphere.

What Is Infrastructure Automation?

Infrastructure automation is the process of minimizing user relationships with IT applications by writing consistent scripts or functions that can be executed by other applications or on order.

Chef Infra: Chef Infra is a code management tool that allows you to define infrastructure as code (IAC), automating and testing the method of monitoring configurations and hosts. Chef is used in DevOps to deploy and manage servers and software both on-premises and in the cloud.

Chef’s Infrastructure And DevOps

Chef’s infrastructure automated systems work with a wide range of DevOps applications, including source code and artefact repositories like GitHub and Gitlab, as well as secrets management tools among others.

Since we are done with a basic brushing of the concepts, lets move to the handbook of the course. What Whizlabs wants you to achieve through this course 

  •     Is a basic understanding of infrastructure and DevOps which will aid in the rapid implementation of all software implications. 
  •     Through this course, you will be eligible to develop new environments, test and evaluate code updates and deploy new software versions. 
  •     You will be able to increase your system’s resiliency and decrease downtime.

Course Handbook

Imagine you are still in your high school and it’s time for your annual day. Now, your class teacher is going to allot different teams to perform different tasks. Right from the décor to the stage management, to the artists and the judge management duties. Different teams would have different heads and training respectively. The teacher developed the teams and the heads will now operate the teams. 

In connection to the above example, the role of the teacher and head together is DevOps. DevOps is exactly the ‘developer’ and the ‘operator’. What DevOps does is create such teams, develop it according to the code you give and operate or function it. Instead of having 7 teams and managing them separately in your application, one DevOps will do the job. It’s a very recent development in the IT sector and Whizlabs experts predict that it’s going to be one of the most handy and needy tools you would want to hold in your hand. The first phase of the course will be spent in explaining and going deep into the concepts above. It’s about introducing DevOps to you, its use in the industry, the tools used and its life cycle. 

The next part deals with the introduction of Chef. Chef is an automation framework used in DevOps. It’s a Configuration Management (CM) tool that makes it easy to automate processes and activities across multiple servers and other devices in an enterprise. An organisation will benefit greatly from such a system. What Whizlab found most attractive about Chef is its declarative approach to programming. This automation method removes the need for complicated and lengthy code scripts that could cause problems in the long run which is exactly why the tool is going to be craved for in IT industries. 

Learn the fundamentals of Chef – A DevOps configuration management tool, that can repair, deploy, update, and also manage applications and servers to any environment today.

Once you are done with these two parts, you are good to go to the Architecture and setup. Here you will be introduced to the major components of Chef. You will be introduced to the masters (locations where updates are created), The Chef servers (Where you communicate with all the devices) and worker nodes (the pull based mechanism initiator). After completion of this set, you will be able to set up your own Chef infrastructure using keywords of Chef. 

After we are done with the Chef infrastructure, we will move on the recipe attributes. It can be described as a group of parameters that are used to administer infrastructure. These recipe attributes are now used to adjust the state of a network node or to set a specific infrastructure node. You will be taught how to run a recipe by configuring it on the node list. Syntax checks and applying recipes are a major part of the lectures. By the end of the lecture you will be able to create and function your own recipe and connect it to the Chef source. 

It’s time to pry on the cookbook phase of the course. Cookbooks are essentially pre-packaged infrastructure options. On the workbench, cookbooks are produced and then submitted to a Chef server. A run-list is a list of recipes and functions that Chef-client executes on a node in a way to deliver it into accordance with the strategy you specify. You will be taught to create, run and manage such cookbooks.

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The course includes inclusive concepts of Chef concepts like Chef analytics, automation tool, real-time visibility, rules processing system, audit mode and many other leading concepts. Whizlabs will by the end of the course also give you detailed instructions on how to install the software and even demonstrate it on some of the applications. This practical experience will prepare you to deal with any application you are told to hustle with. There are prepared demonstration practices with Amazon ECR, My SQL and the most famous WordPress. So buck up and enrol for the course before it it’s too late!

About Vidya

Vidya has been working in the educational industry for more than three years. She has started off as a content developer and then she handled content strategy while managing writers and developers. K12 used to be her expertise and now she's into Cloud Computing and Digital Transformation.
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