Setting up a Chef Server was a very rewarding experience. I think both James and I learned a lot. We both didn’t know how to to setup a Chef server before starting the project, so we can add that to our set of skills.
There were definitely moments that were difficult. Sometimes we got stuck while working on Chef, and we had to Google and troubleshoot until we figured it out. Of course OpenStack wasn’t much of a success so there’s that too.
I wish that we had more time to work on Chef. We had a pretty basic setup that wasn’t very advanced. I would have like to dived deeper into what Chef is capable of and really learn all of the different features it has. I think James would have too. We still learned a lot though, and James told me that he felt like he had learned a ton about Linux and Chef.