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JJ Asghar

JJ works with Strategic Technical Alliances at Chef Software making integrations work with Chef, Habitat, and InSpec. He works on everything from Azure, VMware, OpenStack, and Cisco with everything in between. He also heads up the Chef Partner Cookbook Program to make sure customers of Chef and vendors get the highest quality certified cookbooks. He grew up and currently lives in Austin, Texas.


Moving forward with PowerCLI instead of InSpec-VMware

Summary If you use the VMware ecosystem in your day to day job, you may have seen the incubation InSpec project inspec-vmware and got excited about the possibilities of running InSpec tests against your VMware Software Defined Data Centers (SDDC)s and VMware on AWS.

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AlgoSec Cookbook Certified by the Chef Partner Cookbook Program

I’m pleased to announce that AlgoSec is now part of the Chef Partner Cookbook Program. They have certified the AlgoSec Cookbook. AlgoSec The AlgoSec solution intelligently automates and orchestrates network security policy management to make your enterprise continuously more agile, secure, and compliant.

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Let’s use Google Cloud Platform and Chef – ChefConf 2018 Workshop

Google Cloud Platform (GCP) is a huge ecosystem of products that can make your infrastructure one of the best supported on the planet. Back in October, we announced a new integration between GCP and Chef to support the ever increasing number of Chef customers using GCP.

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Certified: Lenovo CNOS Cookbook

I’m delighted to announce that Lenovo is now part of the Chef Partner Cookbook Program. They have certified the Lenovo CNOS Cookbook. Lenovo CNOS cookbook The Lenovo CNOS cookbook provides a set of recipes and resources for managing Lenovo switches. The cookbook provides resources to upload images, upload/download configurations, and VLAN provisioning.

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kitchen-vra Update

I’m happy to announce a new feature that has been merged into the upstream kitchen-vra driver. You now have the ability to use the Catalog Names instead of the Catalog IDs for your instances. If you use VMware vRealize Automation everyday like I do, this is a really important addition to kitchen-vra.

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Signal Sciences Cookbook Certified by the Chef Partner Cookbook Program

Signal Sciences is now part of the Chef Partner Cookbook Program. This certifies the Signal Sciences Cookbook as a top quality Chef cookbook. The cookbook installs and configures Signal Sciences in your infrastructure.

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Chef, Terraform, vCenter and Windows

I recently posted about using Terraform, vCenter and Chef, and promised a follow up about extending the Terraform plans to work with Windows and multiple Virtual Machines. Here is part two that will continue to build off of this plan: https://gist.github.com/jjasghar/f061f493ad8f631a6d4b5b5085c7cb35 Windows Open up the following link to show off the .

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Terraform with vCenter and Chef

If you’re just starting out with Terraform, you may feel overwhelmed by all the different options and settings. Read on to learn how I set up Terraform with vCenter and Chef. Hopefully, this guide will make your journey a bit easier, and provide some context around Terraform .tfconfig files.

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Announcing enhanced Chef support to provision and configure resources on Google Cloud Platform

We are excited to announce a new integration between Google Cloud Platform (GCP) and Chef. For the ever increasing number of Chef customers using GCP, these GCP specific cookbooks are consistent, cohesive and comprehensive. They enable Chef practitioners to quickly, declare and request resources from GCP.

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Configuration and Compliance as Code with VMware and Chef

I recently returned from a week in Las Vegas at the VMworld 2017 conference. Besides the pleasure of speaking about Chef solutions with VMworld attendees, I had the honor of speaking with Alan Renouf of VMware about some new technology that VMware and Chef were bringing to market.

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