Getting started with Chef

There is some confution on what is the best method to use Chef [ Some may argue why do I need Chef Anyway ? - see this blog post ... ]

The following blog post should give you a "Kick Start" with Chef.



  1. VirtualBox - on ubuntu sudo apt-get install virtualbox, and you can always grab the latest from:
  2. Ruby - considering the fact Chef is written in ruby we will need ruby in order to install it.
  3. Ubuntu server 11.10_amd64 ISO:


Create the baseVM: