Installing NGINX and NGINX Plus with Chef

2015-12-16 KENNETH 0

In an earlier blog post, we talked about using Ansible to install NGINX or NGINX Plus. As for many other types of software out there, there lots of alternatives when it comes to configuration management software. Along with Ansible, one of the most popular is Chef. Both tools have their fans, and there are plenty of articles that compare them. Here we’ll focus on showing how to use Chef to install and configure NGINX and NGINX Plus. Opscode, the company behind Chef, provides an extensive collection of cookbooks that are easy to install onto your Chef server with a single command. Out of the box, the base cookbook for NGINX is a very powerful tool for installing and configuring NGINX. It can be rather overwhelming for newer Chef users, however, so in this post we’ll go over how to use it to [ more… ]