Linux Apache Web ServerΒΆ

This tutorial will show you how to create a template which will launch a single server stack and execute Chef to install an Apache Web Server on the server. After creating the template a blueprint will be created in Dell Cloud Manager and then the stack will be launched from the blueprint. The tutorial uses a sample Chef cookbook that you can download and use which installs the Apache Web server and adds a custom home page for the fictitious company ACME Anvil Corporation.

If you wish to perform this tutorial yourself:

This tutorial assumes you have a basic understanding of Chef and you have Chef credentials. Refer to the Chef online documentation Getting Started to learn Chef.
  • You will need to download and install the Dell Cloud Manager blueprint command line tools. Refer to the Prerequisites section in this document for instructions on how to install and setup these commands if you have not done so already.
  • You will need the necessary authority to manage the catalog (public or company) you will be adding blueprints to. Refer to the Catalogs section in this document for more information.

This tutorial is launching a stack in the Amazon Web Services cloud. You can substitute a different cloud provider’s cloud that Dell Cloud Manager supports.