Chef - The Configuration Mangement with power of DevOps

Bewertet am 6.1.2019
Gurleen K.
Software Engineer
Informationsdienst, 10.001+ Mitarbeiter
Verwendete die Software für: Mehr als 2 Jahre
Quelle des Nutzers 
4/5
Gesamt
3 / 5
Benutzerfreundlichkeit
4 / 5
Eigenschaften & Funktionalitäten
4 / 5
Kundenbetreuung
3 / 5
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Kommentare: Chef is helping us to configure the build and deploy for the different server at the same time. Chef help us to implement the true DevOps environment for the development and product delivery.

Vorteile: Chef is the configuration management tool. It helps in automation build, deploys and manages the CI pipeline and also provides the collaboration and makes clean and easy way for release. The Open Source code make it transparent and easy to debug and customize it. Chef is the best tool to pick form the CM DevOps option as it has the most features that need a CI pipeline need it at the time of development and delivery. Chef is highly scalable with high availability as backup master node is also there.

Nachteile: Implementation is the most complex part. There should be wizards for the same to make it simple and easy. Master Node can be configured on linux only, So it makes it compulsory to know LINUX while setup of master node. ChefBook is not as easy as yaml scripting language.

Chef - A DevOps Tool to manage your all configuration.

Bewertet am 11.1.2019
Vandana G.
Business Analyst
Unternehmensberatung, 10.001+ Mitarbeiter
Verwendete die Software für: Mehr als 1 Jahr
Quelle des Nutzers 
5/5
Gesamt
4 / 5
Benutzerfreundlichkeit
4 / 5
Eigenschaften & Funktionalitäten
4 / 5
Kundenbetreuung
4 / 5
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Kommentare: We manage the application and services so efficiently with it. The chef-solo also helps in learning and implementing the things. On production we use client/server mode to make it more productive. The elastic search indexing help the client node to handle the query in more efficient manner.

Vorteile: Chef is a powerful configuration management tool that manages and helps in automating the infrastructure with the advance software methodology . It helps in managing the timeline for release. Chef also provide the template infrastructure to configure the module according to the enterprise and DevOps standard. It really helps in deploying the project with the automation. It is written in Ruby and Erlang which run so efficiently on servers without using the must resources. The DevOps methodology helps in making a streamline for configuration and maintenance.

Nachteile: Implementation of Chef and opting the DevOps methodology is one of the complex part of it. Master Node can be only configurable in Linux\Unix platform. Learning curves are sharp but the brief documentation help and never let you stuck in any step.

A tool for automation of complete infrastructure.

Bewertet am 15.4.2019
Nidhi S.
Co-Founder & CTO
Computerspiele, 13-50 Mitarbeiter
Verwendete die Software für: Mehr als 1 Jahr
Quelle des Nutzers 
5/5
Gesamt
4 / 5
Benutzerfreundlichkeit
5 / 5
Eigenschaften & Funktionalitäten
4 / 5
Kundenbetreuung
4 / 5
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Kommentare: Chef is one of the best and simplest tool for configuration management and automation for code infrastructures. Chef made the deployment of 500+ hybrid environment of different projects which makes it simple with the help of automation.

Vorteile: Chef is a complete automation tool which help us to build the efficient infrastructure of code. It also helps to simplify the configuration management, monitoring and deployment. The build in templates for cloud and on-premises help to setup the configuration. Integration with different cloud and OS make it dynamic to flexible. Chef is one of the best and easiest tool for configuration management. The event feed provide the one stop notification for our all configurations. The customized compliance help to generate the reports for audits.

Nachteile: Chef needs to provide the simple wizards to setup the master & client nodes for different environment. Documentation search engine should be more enhanced. Chef should also come with the PUSH configuration as it is always recommended in such case when our infrastructure is scaling to frequently.

Chef - A robust configuration management DevOps tool

Bewertet am 7.10.2018
Sanchita A.
Software Engineer
Telekommunikation, 10.001+ Mitarbeiter
Verwendete die Software für: 6-12 Monate
Quelle des Nutzers 
5/5
Gesamt
4 / 5
Benutzerfreundlichkeit
5 / 5
Eigenschaften & Funktionalitäten
4 / 5
Kundenbetreuung
4 / 5
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Kommentare: We are using it in our production and Unit Test environment. The automation provide by the DevOps tool is really excellent. We have jump into the Chef Enterprise edition as it really helping us from so many years.

Vorteile: Chef is the one of the robust configuration management tool compared to the current market option. Chef is the DevOps engineers first choice as it is having a large community in the current dedicated market place.
Highly scalability feature of the tool make it operation engineer first choice as it make possible to deploy the system with zero outage with the help of docker. Open source code provide the great transparency in the tool. Chef play a vital role in the DevOps software lifecycle as it manage the configuration and help to provide the automatic lifecycle.

Nachteile: Installation process is bit tricky, specially at the time of configuring master server for it. Master server can be setup on Linux/Unix machine. Chef need code based knowledge for scripting the tool which make it little complex. Documentation is also very large it must come with and fast guide.

A robust platform for devops

Bewertet am 12.5.2019
Emanuele S.
Cloud engineer
Informationstechnologie & -dienste, 1.001-5.000 Mitarbeiter
Verwendete die Software für: Mehr als 2 Jahre
Quelle des Nutzers 
4/5
Gesamt
3 / 5
Benutzerfreundlichkeit
4 / 5
Eigenschaften & Funktionalitäten
Kundenbetreuung
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Kommentare: I use chef to automate the process of installing and configuring middleware like Apache httpd, Jboss EAP, etc. with full proficiency in terms of time and quality.

Vorteile: Chef is a powerful platform which, once setup, permits to achieve a big efficiency on installation and configuration of complex middleware and software components, as well on deploying artefacts.

Nachteile: Lack of full retro compatibility when switching to new versions of software.
Long learning curve is also a con.

Stands the test of time

Bewertet am 13.3.2018
Verified Reviewer
Site Reliability Architect
Biotechnologie, 51-200 Mitarbeiter
Verwendete die Software für: Mehr als 1 Jahr
Quelle des Nutzers 
4/5
Gesamt
4 / 5
Benutzerfreundlichkeit
4 / 5
Eigenschaften & Funktionalitäten
5 / 5
Kundenbetreuung
4 / 5
Preis-Leistungs-Verhältnis

Vorteile: We've been using Chef in production for 7 years now. As other technologies have entered into the scene, Chef has continued to evolve and keep up with the latest trends. It remains a solid choice for configuration management and infrastructure deployment, whether on virtual machines, or containers.

Nachteile: Templating language can be a bit hard to learn especially for those not already familiar with the Ruby programming language.

Chef - The Configuration Magement Tool

Bewertet am 6.8.2018
Abhinav K.
Sr Software Integrator
Computer-Software, 501-1.000 Mitarbeiter
Verwendete die Software für: 1-5 Monate
Quelle des Nutzers 
4/5
Gesamt
3 / 5
Benutzerfreundlichkeit
4 / 5
Eigenschaften & Funktionalitäten
3 / 5
Kundenbetreuung
4 / 5
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Kommentare: Chef is configuration management tool which is helping in automation of deployment process by which we doing the same task with less amount of time with zero errors as its completely follow automatic process.

Vorteile: Chef is the one of the highly popular tool for configuration management tool for DevOps practice. Deploying of 100s severs with a automation process with zero human error can be possible by chef. Many MNCs and other organization are jumping to devOps with help of Chef. Its highy scalable with high availability of it as its having the provision of backup master agent server. Its design to deploy, configure and manage servers. Source Code is also available of GIT as its open source software tool.

Nachteile: Chef Master server can be configured to linux or unix, but client can be on wimdows also.
Setup process is also lengthy then tool named Ansible. As it have to install for both master and client server to make it work.

Its nice to have such transparent configuration management tool

Bewertet am 11.1.2018
Biswajit M.
Production Engineer
Informationstechnologie & -dienste, 10.001+ Mitarbeiter
Verwendete die Software für: 6-12 Monate
Quelle des Nutzers 
4/5
Gesamt
4 / 5
Benutzerfreundlichkeit
4 / 5
Eigenschaften & Funktionalitäten
4 / 5
Kundenbetreuung
4 / 5
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Kommentare: We made our hardware infrastructure much easier to manage through chef.

Vorteile: Chef is an open source tool for configuration management, focused on the developer side for its user base. Chef operates as a master-client model, with a separate workstation needed to control the master. It's based in Ruby, with pure Ruby used for most elements you write. The Chef design is transparent and based on following the instructions it's given, which means that you'll have to make sure your instructions are clear.Chef is good for development-focused teams and environments. It's good for enterprises looking for a more mature solution for a heterogeneous environment.

Nachteile: 1. The learning curve is steep if you're not already familiar with Ruby and procedural coding.
2. It's not a simple tool, which can lead to large code bases and complicated environments.
3. Doesn't support push functionality.

Great for building systems the way we want them to be.

Bewertet am 17.5.2017
Krishna S.
DevOps Engineer
Verwendete die Software für: Mehr als 1 Jahr
Quelle des Nutzers 
4/5
Gesamt
4 / 5
Benutzerfreundlichkeit
4 / 5
Eigenschaften & Funktionalitäten
2 / 5
Kundenbetreuung
5 / 5
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Vorteile: The best thing about Chef is that we can force servers to have the files we want on them with the content that we want and make sure that packages are installed/updated without much effort.

Nachteile: If you decide a file/package should not be placed/installed on a server anymore you have to explicitly state that you want to remove it. Deciding not to install it is not enough. Also, the unit tests have a pretty steep learning curve.

Amazingly powerful configuration management tool

Bewertet am 25.2.2019
Verified Reviewer
Senior Software Engineer
Automotive, 51-200 Mitarbeiter
Verwendete die Software für: Mehr als 1 Jahr
Quelle des Nutzers 
4/5
Gesamt
3 / 5
Benutzerfreundlichkeit
5 / 5
Eigenschaften & Funktionalitäten
4 / 5
Kundenbetreuung
5 / 5
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Vorteile: Chef is probably the best solution for enterprise configuration management. The language is very easy to use if you are familiar with Ruby and even if you are not the documentation is very easy to follow.

Nachteile: It is very resource intensive to perform Chef runs so is not very suited to low capacity server or VPS's. So its more suited to large enterprise where there are sufficient resources available.

CM for DevOps

Bewertet am 9.1.2019
Andrey P.
Senior SQL Server DBA
Informationstechnologie & -dienste, 201-500 Mitarbeiter
Verwendete die Software für: 6-12 Monate
Quelle des Nutzers 
5/5
Gesamt
5 / 5
Benutzerfreundlichkeit
4 / 5
Eigenschaften & Funktionalitäten
5 / 5
Kundenbetreuung
4 / 5
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Kommentare: Works great for automated cloud deployments

Vorteile: Easy to implement, learn and use on daily basis for Configuration Management.

Nachteile: WebIU does not allow modifucation of configurations

Satisfactory

Bewertet am 9.3.2018
Tyler N.
Software Development
Quelle des Nutzers 
5/5
Gesamt
5 / 5
Benutzerfreundlichkeit
5 / 5
Eigenschaften & Funktionalitäten
4 / 5
Kundenbetreuung
5 / 5
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Vorteile: Really liked that the ability that it allowed scaling to be done relatively easily and if I had any questions I got a response back quickly.

Nachteile: Set up did take some time and using their API. No complaints other than that. They are also very friendly with support questions and answers.

Configuration management on fingertips

Bewertet am 10.10.2018
Verified Reviewer
Associate Software Developer
Computer-Software, 501-1.000 Mitarbeiter
Verwendete die Software für: Kostenlose Testversion
Quelle des Nutzers 
4/5
Gesamt
2 / 5
Benutzerfreundlichkeit
4 / 5
Eigenschaften & Funktionalitäten
4 / 5
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Vorteile: Mostly used for deploying on unit test systems(within 30 minutes)
Automated software installation
Simultaneously review the changes applied to servers

Nachteile: Not powerful as compared to ansible Training recommended(should have basic coding skills)

A good tool for management machine configurations and tracking infrastructure.

Bewertet am 19.12.2018
Verified Reviewer
DevOps Engineer
Computer-Software, 51-200 Mitarbeiter
Verwendete die Software für: 1-5 Monate
Quelle des Nutzers 
4/5
Gesamt
4 / 5
Benutzerfreundlichkeit
4 / 5
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Vorteile: Once you configure your CLI and learn your away around setting up cookbooks and environments, it is easy to check in on the state of your infrastructure and perform updates and actions across many machines.

Nachteile: It can be difficult to track infrastructure as code if you have engineers making changes manually, and setting up permissions can be difficult at times.

Gets the job done with a minimal amount of setup and commands.

Bewertet am 7.3.2018
Verified Reviewer
Associate System Engineer
Transport/Güterfrachtverkehr/Schienenverkehr, 1.001-5.000 Mitarbeiter
Verwendete die Software für: 6-12 Monate
Quelle des Nutzers 
5/5
Gesamt
4 / 5
Benutzerfreundlichkeit
5 / 5
Eigenschaften & Funktionalitäten
4 / 5
Kundenbetreuung
3 / 5
Preis-Leistungs-Verhältnis

Vorteile: I like that I can configure an entire Oracle middleware environment within a matter of hours, instead of it taking days. This works well for our dev/qa/prod environments.

Nachteile: Not very flexible with Windows configuration, there is also not a lot of documentation out there for specific Windows configurations.

best devops tool

Bewertet am 18.4.2018
Nupur G.
Senior Officer
Bankwesen
Verwendete die Software für: 6-12 Monate
Quelle des Nutzers 
4/5
Gesamt
3 / 5
Benutzerfreundlichkeit
5 / 5
Eigenschaften & Funktionalitäten
3 / 5
Kundenbetreuung
4 / 5
Preis-Leistungs-Verhältnis

Vorteile: when it comes to configuration managementa nd maintianing same dependencies in various system chef can be used to write recepis and pulling them on the nodes.

Nachteile: The concept of chef server, node and workstation requires a lot of setup to start with.The process can be made more automated.

good for CM

Bewertet am 19.4.2018
Abhishek J.
Student
Verwendete die Software für: 6-12 Monate
Quelle des Nutzers 
4/5
Gesamt
4 / 5
Benutzerfreundlichkeit
4 / 5
Eigenschaften & Funktionalitäten
4 / 5
Kundenbetreuung
4 / 5
Preis-Leistungs-Verhältnis

Vorteile: it helps in creating different nodes for different envronment and make runlist for each of them seaparately which makes configuration management easy.

Nachteile: setting up the environment is difficult and gives many errors which can be avoided by bringing more automation to the process.

Server configuration automation and reporting with interface options.

Bewertet am 16.7.2019
Verified Reviewer
Sustaining Engineer
Internet, 201-500 Mitarbeiter
Verwendete die Software für: Mehr als 2 Jahre
Quelle des Nutzers 
4/5
Gesamt
4 / 5
Benutzerfreundlichkeit
4 / 5
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Kommentare: gets the job done, medium ramp-up time to learn the syntax, plenty of features to make it worthwhile to use.

Vorteile: chef offers a CLI and GUI to report on fleets of deployed assets and configurations assigned to them.

Nachteile: getting at individual attributes and hosts can be cumbersome to parse from the command output.

Versatile product

Bewertet am 2.9.2018
Verified Reviewer
Manager, Digital Analytics - Canada
Einzelhandel, 5.001-10.000 Mitarbeiter
Verwendete die Software für: 1-5 Monate
Quelle des Nutzers 
5/5
Gesamt
5 / 5
Benutzerfreundlichkeit
5 / 5
Eigenschaften & Funktionalitäten
4 / 5
Kundenbetreuung
5 / 5
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Kommentare: Overall versatile and easy to use,takes time to deploy, customization may require scripting knowledge

Vorteile: Extendable with scripting language, easy configuration files

Nachteile: Other platforms have better pre configured deployment scripts

nice for configuration managenet

Bewertet am 13.5.2018
Vipallav G.
Team Lead
Computer-Software, 1.001-5.000 Mitarbeiter
Verwendete die Software für: Mehr als 1 Jahr
Quelle des Nutzers 
4/5
Gesamt
4 / 5
Benutzerfreundlichkeit
4 / 5
Eigenschaften & Funktionalitäten
5 / 5
Kundenbetreuung
2 / 5
Preis-Leistungs-Verhältnis

Vorteile: good to register nodes, then install cookbook sfrom supermarket. ready to use cookbooks simoly deploy them on registered nodes.

Nachteile: the architecture of chef server, chef client and chef nodes is difficult to understand for beginners ,Also it have lot of authentication access formalties for setup.

Good configuration management tool

Bewertet am 21.4.2018
Vijay K.
software engineer
Computer-Software, 5.001-10.000 Mitarbeiter
Verwendete die Software für: 6-12 Monate
Quelle des Nutzers 
5/5
Gesamt
3 / 5
Benutzerfreundlichkeit
4 / 5
Eigenschaften & Funktionalitäten
4 / 5
Kundenbetreuung
4 / 5
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Vorteile: Chef is widely used in industry and hence has very good documentation and support. It has been designed for programmers mindset, very convient to write instructions in ruby. It can scale to large environment without much issues.

Nachteile: It has pull mechanism and schedules. Hence changes are not immediately observed. It has some learning curve. I found the setup is little bit complicated.

chef alows me to configure management

Bewertet am 15.5.2018
Verified Reviewer
Architect
Verwendete die Software für: 6-12 Monate
Quelle des Nutzers 
4/5
Gesamt
3 / 5
Benutzerfreundlichkeit
4 / 5
Eigenschaften & Funktionalitäten
4 / 5
Kundenbetreuung
4 / 5
Preis-Leistungs-Verhältnis

Vorteile: i have many registered nodes/system which i need to manage and run different scripts
chef allows me to download scripts/cookbook from supermarket and i can execute the, on specific nodes.

Nachteile: Chef is a complicated software, though it have very huge capabilities but seting up chef architecture require great level of knowledge in devops .

Best Node Manager Tool

Bewertet am 24.11.2018
Chirag B.
Software Engineer
Informationstechnologie & -dienste, 1.001-5.000 Mitarbeiter
Verwendete die Software für: Kostenlose Testversion
Quelle des Nutzers 
5/5
Gesamt
3 / 5
Benutzerfreundlichkeit
4 / 5
Eigenschaften & Funktionalitäten
3 / 5
Kundenbetreuung
5 / 5
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Vorteile: This tool has an amazing command line tool which is knife which makes it really easy to connect with different nodes and deploy the containers and files on them. It have really great client and server architecture. Many scripts are already available ready to use.

Nachteile: Understanding the tool is tough call in the beginning but once we get the basic terminology and installation clear, this tool is a great fun to use.

CONFIGURATION is great!

Bewertet am 17.5.2017
Moshe H.
DEVOPS ENGINEER
Verwendete die Software für: Mehr als 1 Jahr
Quelle des Nutzers 
5/5
Gesamt
1 / 5
Benutzerfreundlichkeit
4 / 5
Eigenschaften & Funktionalitäten
4 / 5
Kundenbetreuung
4 / 5
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Vorteile: I love this software! Its so easy to use. The support team is always on par and able to help me out.

Very good ruby based CD and CI tool

Bewertet am 8.5.2018
Raul D.
Software Engineer
Verwendete die Software für: 1-5 Monate
Quelle des Nutzers 
5/5
Gesamt
4 / 5
Benutzerfreundlichkeit
4 / 5
Eigenschaften & Funktionalitäten
3 / 5
Kundenbetreuung
5 / 5
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Vorteile: It has cloud configuration and automation, it includes management of security, you don't have to be a DevOps to use it, it has a world wide community.
Eventhough it is Open Source is really stable, it offers analytics and reporting.

Nachteile: It is some how difficult to learn so the initial configurations and process are a bit hard, the delivery process has to be as canonical as posible, its documentation is not in one single container, and it could be difficult to find and review.