This tutorial will assume that you already have an LTS instance of Ubuntu Server running as a pysical machine or virtual machine. Full instructions for installing Ubuntu Server are available on the Ubuntu website.
Download and Install Chef Server
Then use DPKG to install the package file into Ubuntu.
sudo dpkg -i chef-server-core_12.14.0-1_amd64.deb
Once Chef has been installed, you can verify it by running the command
So far you have installed the basic commands for Chef, but you will not have a working Chef server yet. To get that you will need to reconfigure chef with the following command:
sudo chef-server-ctl reconfigure
This will take a number of minutes and set up Chef on your server, and will use Chef to install the various dependencies such as PostgreSql, RabbitMQ, etc.
At this point you can browse to the Chef server on port 80, but will see a page informating you that until you install the management console, there will not be much for you to see.
Set up your admin users and organisations
You will now need to create a an administrative user with the Chef
You will need to provide your username, forename, surname, email address, password and a location for it to store the generated certificate.
sudo chef-server-ctl user-create pervezchoudhury Pervez Choudhury [email protected] [email protected] --filename /home/pervezchoudhury/chef-certs/pervezchoudhury.pem
Next you will need to create an application and add your user to this new application.
sudo chef-server-ctl org-create chefdemo "Chef Demo" --association_user pervezchoudhury --filename /home/pervezchoudhury/chef-certs/chefdemo.pem
Install the management console
sudo chef-server-ctl install chef-manage sudo chef-server-ctl reconfigure sudo chef-manage-ctl reconfigure
You will now be able to log into the Chef manageent console using your username and password you created earlier.
Install the reporting add-on
Finally you will need to install the reporting add on to give you more information about your Chef infrastucture.
sudo chef-server-ctl install opscode-reporting sudo chef-manage-ctl reconfigure sudo opscode-reporting-ctl reconfigure