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Today Opscode announced new Chef cookbooks
for integration with server instances running Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Microsoft Internet Information Server (IIS), Microsoft SQL Server and PowerShell. This addition of cookbooks strenghtens a position in the Windows infrastructure ecosystem that Opscode has been solidifiying for some time - see Chef <3's Windows
. Apparently a lot of help in creating these cookbooks came from VMware. Here's some more detail from the press release
PowerShell: "Opscode has made it simple for users working in Chef on
Windows with a Ruby recipe to seamlessly integrate a block of PowerShell
script into the middle of the recipe. The recipe language is simple
with few constructs, so users don't realize they're in Ruby until they
do something outside the domain specific language (DSL). Users get the
benefit of Chef's management and automation, plus the execution of the
IIS: "The Chef client is able to install IIS and configure web applications."
SQL Server: "Chef manages installation, configuration and updates to the SQL Server."
Windows Services: "Chef provides the automation tools for service
management across all machines. It also provides analysis across the
entire fleet to determine which services are running."
You should also check out the results of Opscode's first Cookbook Contest
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