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How to install chef server on CentOS-6.2 using yum

2012-05-05

I posted how to set up chef server on ubuntu-11.10. CentOS is a popular Linux distributions. I’ll describe how to set it up step by step, too.

Install chef-solr as root.

su -
yum install gcc make ruby ruby-devel rubygems
gem install --no-rdoc --no-ri chef-solr

Create two configuration files, ~/solo.rb, ~/chef.json

You can run chef-solo to install.

$ chef-solo -c solo.rb -j ~/chef.json -r http://s3.amazonaws.com/chef-solo/bootstrap-latest.tar.gz

Important And, you may need to retry the same command because the 1st execution will be failed due to an error which says yum locking. If failed, re-run it. And also, it takes so much time in order to compile geocode.

chef-solo -c solo.rb -j ~/chef.json -r http://s3.amazonaws.com/chef-solo/bootstrap-latest.tar.gz

In case finishing without error, open http://localhost:4000 with your browser.

chef-server-webui.jpg

If you can see above, installation is succeeded!