Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Deploying Couchbase with Chef

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If you are an administrator looking for an automated way to deploy Couchbase at scale, look no further - Chef is a great platform solution. Once setup, it is a very clean solution that can work across any number of physical, virtual, or cloud servers, no matter what the size of the infrastructure. Chef enables you to script your infrastructure deployment using code so that you can automate your provisioning and deployment process without much effort.

In this blog, we will go over the chef recipes used to install couchbase, setup a cluster of couchbase nodes, add some buckets and finally add xdcr replication between clusters.

Before you start - Make sure you are familiar with the basics of chef server, cookbooks and chef-clients. Chef has a huge stack of templates, recipes, knife plugins which can be very useful to maintain large scale setups. http://wiki.opscode.com has good examples and information on this.

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