The learning curve on chef is a lot steeper than I wish.
Can’t say that I’ve got it running like I would.
But, I can now provision a devbox on AWS in 5 minutes with basic packages and users in a sane state.
It took 2 days of fiddling.
Now back to developing systems onto of basic environments.
Things left to learn –
- How to get private keys onto the machine so git integration is smooth
- How to checkout private repos with chef onto the boxes
- The big challenge is how to “auto” configure an environments with AWS Elastic IPs or other tidbits.