Deploy WordPress to Amazon EC2 Micro Instance with Opscode Chef

Updates September 9, 2011 Included the latest Chef Knife ec2 server create argument that sets the EBS Volume to not be deleted on the termination of the EC2 Instance Intro Up until recently a friend lent me a Virtual Machine in he Cloud for my Blog. I didn’t have to do anything to manage it. [...] [...]

Nice jruby installation cookbook (Opscode)

There are a lot of good example Opscode cookbooks out there. Unfortunately they can be hard to find. People are not submitting them to the Opscode Cookbook repository. Its still hard to untangle your own cookbooks into something that can be put in a sharable format I guess. Right now, the most productive way to [...] [...]

Using the Official Opscode 0.8.x Gems to build EC2 AMI Chef Client and Server

Updates Mar 3, 2010 Added call to script ec2-set-defaults that is normally called on ec2 init that sets the locale and apt sources for EC availability Zone Introduction Opscode has officially released 0.8.x of Chef. It is now even more fabulous. I’ve been using the pre-release version for the last couple of months and it [...] [...]

Creating an Amazon EC2 AMI for Opscode Chef 0.8 Client and Server

Changes Since Original 1/13/10: Fix various minor inaccuracies and improved description on how to set up the chef-server. Also removed nanite as a requirement (its no longer used) 1/17/10: Add the requirement to build and install mixlib-authentication for the chef-client 1/21/10: Added a mkdir for /var/log/chef 1/22/10: Added step to insure that /tmp permissions are [...] [...]