Chef is a systems management framework masquerading as a configuration management tool.

I’m in ur netwerk, cookin up yer servers. :)



  • ruby-openid

  • json

  • erubis

  • stomp

  • ohai

chef-server and the chef-server-api (merb slice), same requires as chef above, plus:

  • merb-core

  • merb-haml

  • thin

  • haml

  • ruby-openid

  • syntax

Interim Note:

Once the chef,chef-server,chefserverslice.gem set is installed, do the following:

> cd /Library/Ruby/Gems/1.8/gems/chef-server<xxx> # or wherever your gems land
> sudo rake slices:chefserverslice:install

This installs the chefserverslice into the chef-server merb application

External Servers:

  • stompserver (for easy stomp mq testing)

  • CouchDB


Install all of the above. To fire up a develpment environment, do the following:

* Start CouchDB with 'couchdb'
* Start stompserver with 'stompserver'
* Start chef-indexer with:

  chef-indexer -l debug

* Start chef-server:

  chef-server -N -c 2

* Test run chef to begin node registration:

  sudo ./bin/chef-client

* Validate the node registration:

  Visit http://localhost:4000
    Login, enter an openid URL (see
    Registrations, click Validate

* Test run chef with:



Chef - A configuration management system


Adam Jacob (<[email protected]>)


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