How to install Chef Server on an Ubuntu server in Hyper-V or Azure

Today we are going to build a Chef Server on an Ubuntu server in Hyper-V or Azure.


Step one is to follow the post below and return when you are done.  Set the name of the server in step 19 to "Chef".

Installing Ubuntu in Hyper-V


If you are using Azure create an Ubuntu 14.04 LTS server.

You will also have to install a SSH client if you are using Azure. I used PuTTY.


Now that you have an Ubuntu server either connect using Hyper-V or PuTTY and issue the following commands.

Download Chef Server

Unpack download
sudo dpkg -i chef-server-core_12.0.7-1_amd64.deb

Now we must configure the server.

sudo chef-server-ctl reconfigure
sudo chef-server-ctl install opscode-manage
sudo opscode-manage-ctl reconfigure

Now navigate to http://[chefServerDNS]/ from your client machine and you should see the following screen. Note you might get a certificate error just select Continue to this website.

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