dotScale training

Chef training

We have partnered with Chef and Oxiane to provide a Chef training on Tuesday and Wednesday June 9-10, delivered by Chef employees who have years of experience working in systems administration and integration.

Register now €1,100

Date: June 9 & 10, 2015

Lenght: 2 full days

Price: €1,100 excl. VAT
Combo ticket to the conference and the training available here

Venue: Oxiane HQ, 98 Avenue du Général Leclerc, 92100 Boulogne

Language: English only, no translation provided

Trainer: Scott Russell, Devops Evangelis at Chef

Attendees: 12 max. per class

Attendee background: Developer, sysadmin, manager etc.

Title: 2 Day Chef Fundamentals

Content: Chef Fundamentals is a two day comprehensive instructor-taught training covering the basic architecture of Chef and its associated tools.
This course aims to prepare key development, engineering, and operations staff to use Chef to write infrastructure.
Each of the core units in the course has hands on exercises to reinforce the material. You will learn Chef by using it.
At the end of the class, students will have a code repository that can be used and modified to solve real business problems.


  • Overview of Chef
  • Workstation Setup
  • Node Setup
  • Dissecting your first Chef run
  • Introducing the Node object
  • Chef resources and recipes
  • Attributes, templates, and cookbook dependencies
  • Template variables, notifications, and controlling idempotency
  • Recipe inclusion, data bags, and search roles
  • Environments
  • Using community cookbooks
  • Further resources

Student requirements:

It’s best that students of this class have some familiarity and comfort with the following:

  1. Writing code (of just about any flavor) in a text editor
  2. Working on the command line
  3. Basic system administration – installing packages, configuring those packages, starting service

Workstation requirements:

Attendees are required to bring their own wifi-enabled laptop to the workshop. Admin access will be needed. The following operating systems have been tested as workstation systems with the hands on exercises:

  • Ubuntu 10.04, 12.04, 14.04
  • Mac OS X 10.7.3+
  • Windows 7

Other platforms and platform versions may work without modification.
Due to time constraints we will not be able to troubleshoot issues with unlisted platforms.

Attendees should install non-Chef required software before the workshop starts.

Additionally, all attendees should install the Chef Developement Kit (>= 0.4.0), and be able to run "chef verify" from a command window

Advanced students will need the latest version of the following tools:

  1. Git
  2. Vagrant
  3. Test Kitchen
  4. Test Kitchen plugin to Vagrant
  5. VirtualBox or VMware and VMware Fusion or VMware Workstation

Register now €1,100