Manage a node with Chef Automate
The Manage a node with Chef server module introduces you to the Chef server. Chef Automate, which includes Chef server, provides a workflow-based approach to enable teams to deploy changes faster and with greater safety.
This module resembles Manage a node with Chef server, but highlights how Chef Automate's visiblity feature provides insight into what's happening on your Chef server to better understand what happens when
chef-client runs on your nodes. Later, you can use the Chef Automate system you set up here in our follow-up module, Deploy infrastructure changes with Chef Automate.
If you're just getting started with Chef Automate, you might want to first check out the quickstart. There, you'll bring up a minimal Chef Automate installation on your desktop in just a few minutes.
Choose your server platform
Before you set up a Chef Automate, choose the server platform you want to manage. You'll likely want to continue with what you used for the Learn the Chef basics module.
Click on one of the buttons below to select the kind of system you want to work with.
Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Here you'll work with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 or CentOS 7. Choose
Here you'll work with Windows Server 2012 R2. Choose
Here you'll work with Ubuntu 14.04. Choose