Welcome to the Chef playground.
Our playground comes equipped with everything you need to experiment with Chef, risk-free! Everything is available in your web browser. No need to install complicated software or rent servers.
Chef is a company with several software automation products. This playground focuses on Chef Infra, a configuration management automation software.
In simple terms, Chef Infra automates the configuration & management of servers. That includes things such as managing users & permissions, installing & configuring software, and other similar tasks.
First, let's talk about some important terms used in the Chef universe.
Chef Infra’s architecture is divided into three main components:
The playground includes a standalone server that runs both a Chef Workstation & a Chef Infra Server. It also includes a repository called chef-repo. Chef-repo is a collection of files and directories containing cookbooks and configuration policies needed to manage your infrastructure.
You can use the playground for 1 hour. If required, you can extend the usage by 15 minutes by clicking on the icon next to the timer icon.
If you need help, check out our beginner-friendly course: Chef for the Absolute Beginners.
Have fun & happy configuring!