Chef Automate on AWS
Chef Automate Quick Start

Configuring Chef Automate

  1. Use the Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) client to connect to the Chef workstation. You can obtain the public DNS name or IP for the instance tagged as ChefWorkstation in the Amazon EC2 console. Use chefadmin for the user name and the password you provided when you launched the stack in step 3.

  2. Open the Amazon EC2 console at https://console.aws.amazon.com/ec2/.

  3. Copy the instance ID of the server labeled ChefAutomate.

    
                        Copying the Chef Automate instance ID

    Figure 8: Copying the Chef Automate instance ID

  4. Select the ChefAutomate instance, and in the Description pane, copy the public DNS name (e.g., ec2-x-x-x-x.compute.amazonaws.com).

  5. Use the Google Chrome web browser installed on the workstation to navigate to the Chef Automate Management Console, using the URL https://fqdn/biscotti/setup, where fqdn is the DNS name for the Chef Automate server from the previous step.

  6. Log in to the console by using the instance ID you copied earlier.

    
                        Pasting the Chef Automate instance ID

    Figure 9: Pasting the Chef Automate instance ID

  7. Fill out the form to create your Chef administrator account, read and accept the license terms, and then choose Setup Chef Automate & Download Starter Kit.

    The starter_kit.zip will be downloaded to the Chef workstation. Save this file to bootstrap your Chef nodes, as discussed in the following section.

    
                        Creating your Chef Automate account

    Figure 10: Creating your Chef Automate account