So I decided this afternoon that with a wife 39.5 weeks’ pregnant I’d get into devops fun experimenting with Chef.
My goals are simple:
- give me a clear, unambiguous, repeatable way of deploying servers of various types
- help me deploy a bunch of PHP stuff I need right now:
I toyed with the idea of getting someone to do it, but sometimes it’s just easier to do it yourself (read: faster and far less complicated).
The reasons are fairly simple, and all about me:
- Chef’s all Ruby. I know and love Ruby.
- I can use Opscode’s hosted platform for the servers. The last thing I want to do is run another server or bunch of servers to control my servers - I’m trying to be quick and lightweight here.
Where am I going to deploy?
Next post: the details…