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Chef with JSON parameters on Ubuntu/Centos

Last updated: 5/21/2021

Deploy an Ubuntu/Centos VM With Chef with JSON parameters

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Parameter Name Description
vmDnsName DNS name for the VM
adminUsername Admin user name for the Virtual Machines
osType The type of the operating system you want to deploy.
vmSize VM Size
chef_node_name The name for the node (VM) in the Chef Organization
chef_server_url Organization URL for the Chef Server. Example
validation_client_name Validator key name for the organization. Example : MyOrg-validator
runlist Optional Run List to Execute
validation_key JSON Escaped Validation Key
validation_key_format Format in which Validation Key is given. e.g. plaintext, base64encoded
secret Encrypted Data bag secret
chef_service_interval Frequency(in minutes) at which the chef-service runs.
bootstrap_version Chef Client Version
bootstrap_channel Release channel for Chef Client Version
daemon Daemon option is only for Windows. Allowed values: none/service/task
location Location for all resources.
authenticationType Type of authentication to use on the Virtual Machine. SSH key is recommended.
adminPasswordOrKey SSH Key or password for the Virtual Machine. SSH key is recommended.

Use the template


New-AzResourceGroup -Name <resource-group-name> -Location <resource-group-location> #use this command when you need to create a new resource group for your deployment
New-AzResourceGroupDeployment -ResourceGroupName <resource-group-name> -TemplateUri
Install and configure Azure PowerShell

Command line

az group create --name <resource-group-name> --location <resource-group-location> #use this command when you need to create a new resource group for your deployment
az group deployment create --resource-group <my-resource-group> --template-uri
Install and Configure the Azure Cross-Platform Command-Line Interface