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Chef, part 6 of 6: Environments and Data Bags

with expert Robin Beck

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Release date 2/28/2019
Level Beginner
Runtime 1h 34m
Closed captioning N/A
Transcript N/A
eBooks / courseware N/A
Hands-on labs N/A
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Course description

Chef takes the process of software deployment and converts it into code making managing your infrastructure smoother and more efficient. This course covers how to build an environment which is a way to map an organization’s workflow to what can be configured and managed when using Chef server. Next, it covers how to make a Data Bag, or information that can be loaded by cookbooks and used during searches. Finally, it closes with a summary of what you've learned in this course as well as how to go forward.


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Meet the expert

Robin has completed two B.A.'s in astronomy and physics and is a Certified Chef Developer. Currently he delivers in-person and virtual trainings in DevOps and produces educational content for online learning spaces. Robin continues delivering world-class trainings on DevOps and Cloud Automation technologies.

Course outline

Environments and Data Bags

Environments (32:59)
  • Introduction (00:10)
  • Environments (01:16)
  • Exploring Environments (02:29)
  • Managing Environments (11:46)
  • Lab: Acceptance Environments (05:29)
  • Refine Load Balancer (11:36)
  • Summary (00:10)
Data Bags (49:29)
  • Introduction (00:10)
  • Overview Data Bags (01:01)
  • Data Bags (02:23)
  • Using Data Bags (11:25)
  • Dynamic Data Bags (08:37)
  • Lab: Managing Data Bags (16:22)
  • Encrypted Data Bags (09:18)
  • Summary (00:10)
Summary (04:59)
  • Introduction (00:10)
  • What have we learned (01:31)
  • What now (03:08)
  • Summary (00:10)
Further Resources (07:28)
  • Introduction (00:10)
  • Further Resources (03:36)
  • Chef Community (03:32)
  • Summary (00:10)