In This Episode
Tonight on the PowerScripting Podcast, we talk to Julian Dunn about configuration management and Chef
Guests – Julian Dunn
<juliancdunn> here’s the “marketing” entrypoint for Windows – http://www.opscode.com/solutions/windows/
<juliancdunn> and here’s the “tech person’s reference manual entrypoint” to Windows – http://docs.opscode.com/windows.html
<halr9000> random chef code example i found on the internet: http://cookingclouds.com/2012/06/23/chef-simple-cookbook-example/
<halr9000> here’s another: http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Garlic-Chicken/Detail.aspx?evt19=1
<halr9000> this article isn’t new but seems interesting, talks about when they first went windows. http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/10/24/opscode_chef_does_windows/
<13Stuwee> ## If DSC and Chef are simular and I haven’t used either, why would I learn Chef over DSC at this point?
<0halr9000> ## tell us more about configuration management of some “non-traditional” nodes like the network and storage hardware that you mentioned earlier
<13Stuwee> ## Do you use PSH within Chef?
<13Stuwee> ## please igonre if already asked. Does it work with clients or just servers. Does it have a client install piece?
<13Stuwee> ## what about “what clients are supported”, XP, Win7 Server 2003 etc…
<0organicit> ##As an enterprise why should I consider Chef over Puppet. Sorry if this has been addressed
<13Stuwee> ## what about cost?
<13Stuwee> ## if you have a run list and one thing fails, how is the admin notified that it failed, how easy is it to recover?
<13Stuwee> ## how many cookbooks exist today and how ofter do new ones get added/updated?
<13Stuwee> ## if the cookbooks are community created/driven, how is the quality of the cookbook verified? Does anyone validate the cookbook?
<13Stuwee> ## how long has Chef been “in the business”. In other words can I trust it to be around for the long term in light of DSC?
<13Stuwee> ## does it maintain a “state” or is it primarly used for installation of software?
<13Stuwee> ## wait wait…. just kidding
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