Manage a node

Now that you've learned how cookbooks, recipes, and resources work, learn how the Chef server acts as a central repository for your cookbooks and for information about your servers, or nodes.

Choose your server environment

Chef server runs on Linux. You'll acquire a Chef server either through our hosted service or by installing your own.

Before you set up a Chef server, choose the server platform you want to manage. You'll likely want to continue with what you used for the Learn the Chef basics tutorial.

Click on one of the buttons below to select the kind of system you want to work with.

Here you'll work with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 or CentOS 7.

Here you'll work with Windows Server 2012 R2.

Here you'll work with Ubuntu 14.04.