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Tuning the Chef Server for Scale

In Chef’s Customer Engineering team we are frequently asked for advice on tuning the Chef Server for high-scale situations. Below is a summary of what we generally tell customers. Note that these tuning settings are specific to Chef Server 12, which is the recommended version for any customer who cares about the performance of their Chef server.

Experimenting With Redhat Cluster Suite 7


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I created a Vagrant-based configuration that brings up two CentOS 7 nodes that share a cluster disk with CLVM. Based on: with clarification from:

Ultimate goal: Find a way to couple Redhat clustering with Chef Server to create a more robust HA stack.