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Building Package Using Omnibus

Omnibus is a tool for creating full-stack installers for multiple platforms. In general, it simplifies the installation of any software by including all of the dependencies for that piece of software. It was written by the people at Chef, who use it to package Chef. Omnibus...

Chef Knife plugin for Windows Azure (IAAS)

Chef is an open-source systems management and cloud infrastructure automation framework created by Opscode. It helps in managing your IT infrastructure and applications as code. It gives you a way to automate your infrastructure and processes. Knife is a CLI to create, update, search and delete the entities or...

Writing a Chef Ohai plugin for the Windows Azure IaaS cloud

Chef is an open-source systems management and cloud infrastructure automation framework created by Opscode. It helps in managing your IT infrastructure and applications as code. It gives you a way to automate your infrastructure and processes. Knife is a CLI to create, update, search and delete...

Writing a Knife Plugin for your shiny new VMWare vCloud Director-based cloud

MSys CTO Chirag Jog was one of the speakers at this year’s ChefConf, hosted by Opscode. His talk covered what exactly are Knife cloud plugins, how they work and how can you go about writing one. The reference cloud is VMWare's vCloud Director. Knife cloud plugins extend Knife’s...

Hadoop Cluster Automation Using Ironfan

Recently, we faced a unique challenge - setup DevOps and management for a relatively complex Hadoop cluster on the Amazon EC2 Cloud. The obvious choice was to use a configuration management tool. Having extensively used Opscode's Chef and given the flexibility and extensibility Chef provides;...

Enterprisy Updates to knife-cloudstack!

Opscode's Chef is open-source systems integration framework built specifically for automating the cloud. Knife is a powerful CLI that is used by administrators to interact with Chef. It is easily extensible to support provisioning of cloud resources. There is currently support for over 15 cloud providers including...