Integrating BMC Server Automation with Chef-solo
Starting in version 8.7, BMC Server Automation provides a set of scripts out-of-the-box that you can use to execute Chef cookbooks on target servers using Chef-solo. Chef-solo is an open source version of the Chef-client that enables you to run cookbooks on systems without requiring access to a Chef server.
The following topics provide an overview of the integration, a description of the available scripts, and instructions for executing the scripts from the BMC Server Automation console as well as from the command line.
|Overview and requirements for the Chef integration||This topic provides an overview of the out-of-the-box Chef integration that is available in version 8.7, lists the requirements for the integration, and provides an overview of the scripts used by the integration.|
|Walkthrough: Running Chef cookbooks from the BMC Server Automation console|| This topic walks you through the process of running a Chef cookbook on a target server from the BMC Server Automation (BSA) console.|
The walkthrough topic includes two scenarios:
|Executing Chef scripts from the command line||This topic explains how to execute the Chef integration scripts from the command line.|
|Troubleshooting issues with the Chef integration||This topic describes possible issues that may occur with the integration, and what actions to follow.|