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Chef and VMware: Better Together

Chef has long since offered great integrations with VMware’s vSphere product line, including knife-vsphere and chef-provisioning-vsphere (which also includes a Test Kitchen driver!). These integrations, created by awesome members of the Chef community, allow VMware administrators and end users to consume and manage their VMware resources from the comfort of their standard Chef tools.

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Turn it to 11: Upgrading From Chef 10

Editor’s Note: A previous version of this blog post recommended setting cookbook\_path to nil in the knife.rb file. That line has been removed, as it causes an error in newer version of knife/chef-client. Either do not set the cookbook\_path or do not set it to nil when following these instructions.

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Working with Knife and HP Cloud Services

We are excited to announce the availability of the new Opscode Knife plugin for HP Cloud Services. This plugin gives knife the ability to create, bootstrap and manage instances in HP Cloud Services Compute, currently in beta.

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New knife plugin for Voxel

Our good friends at Voxel have published a new knife plugin for provisioning and managing Voxel cloud instances. The gem is available on RubyGems and you can install it with gem install knife-voxel If you feel like digging into the code and seeing how it works, it’s all available on their GitHub page as well.

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Chef ♥’s Windows

Here at Opscode we have the stated goal of creating “Infrastructure Automation for the Masses”. We won’t rest until Chef manages EVERYTHING! And everything includes a whole lot more than Linux servers – it also includes our brethren on the Windows platform.

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Chef 0.10 Preview: Encrypted Data Bags

Chef 0.10 Preview: Encrypted Data Bags Many server roles, such as databases, require setting up passwords as part of their configuration. A common pattern is to put such passwords in a data bag stored on the Chef server. Recipes can then access the data bag to automate the configuration.

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Chef 0.10 Preview: Knife Plugins and UI

Chef 0.10 Preview: Knife Plugins knife began as a simple thor script created by Joshua Sierles of 37signals. As soon as we saw it, we knew it was such a great idea that we had to incorporate it into Chef. With a bit of a redesign, Chef 0.

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