Cross-Platform Posts

Day 77: Configuring the chef-client to run using cron

In last week’s post, Day 72: Deploying the SCCM 2012 R2 Client to Linux using Chef, we demonstrated a recipe for deploying the SCCM 2012 R2 Client to a Linux Host running Ubuntu Server 12.04. In this week’s post, we’ll be going over how to configure your Chef Client’s running on Linux to report back into […]

Day 62: Deploying your Windows Recipe from your Chef Server

In last week’s post, Chef: A Simple Recipe and Cookbook for Windows, we demonstrated how to create a simple Chef Cookbook with a functional recipe for deploying the Web-Server and Web-Mgmt-Tools Features; along with a simple web page for Windows Server 2012 R2. This week, we’ll be going over how to upload our Recipe onto our Chef Server and […]

Day 52: Bootstrapping the Chef Client onto a Windows Host

In last week’s post, Bootstrapping the Chef Client onto a Linux Host, we demonstrated how to deploy the Chef Client onto Ubuntu 12.04. This week, we’ll be demonstrating the same process on a Windows Server 2012 R2 Host. Before we begin, please note that the example below will work for a Domain Joined Server; however, it requires the use […]

Day 47: Bootstrapping the Chef Client onto a Linux Host

In last week’s post, Setting up a Chef Workstation, we demonstrated how to setup a Chef Workstation on Ubuntu 12.04 so that you can manage both your Chef Server and the Hosts that are being managed by it.   Before you begin, please note that if you attempting to bootstrap a client that was previously managed by another […]