Setup Chef Node(s) on Linux (Ubuntu)

In my last 2 posts, I had explained how to install Chef Server & how to setup Chef Workstation. Hope that was easy & informative for you 🙂

In this post, we will learn how to setup the nodes that we want to be managed by Chef. Read on!

There are only 2 steps here. Downloading the client package & installing it. Repeat these steps on all the nodes that you want Chef to manage.

Download Chef Client package from

Install it as below.

root@node1:/home/shashank# dpkg -i /media/sf_Chef_Downloads/chef_12.6.0-1_amd64.deb
Selecting previously unselected package chef.
(Reading database ... 166222 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to unpack .../chef_12.6.0-1_amd64.deb ...
Unpacking chef (12.6.0-1) ...
Setting up chef (12.6.0-1) ...
Thank you for installing Chef!

This will setup your Chef client. To manage it using Chef, it has to be bootstrapped. How to do it? I will leave it for the next post 😉 Stay tuned 🙂


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