Chef Tutorials: How to install Chef Workstation

What is Chef Workstation?

Chef Workstation provides everything you need to get started with Chef in a straightforward one-click installation, and to start delivering infrastructure automation without the need to set up any other software like a Chef client or Chef server. Chef Workstation is the best tool for new users to start with Chef.

Chef Workstation is Chef’s modern developer tool kit that includes Chef Infra, InSpec and Habitat plus a host of resources, helpers and testing tools that make automating infrastructure, application and security testing easier than ever. With Chef Workstation DevOps automators can create, test and deliver codified artifacts all within their preferred developer environment.

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How to install Chef workstation in RPM Linux?

$ sudo yum install wget -y
$ wget
$ rpm -ivh chef-workstation-22.10.1013-1.el7.x86_64.rpm

$ which chef
$ chef -v
$ ls /usr/bin/chef*
$ ls /usr/bin/chef*

$ ls /bin/chef* -1

$ chef -v
Chef Workstation version: 22.5.923
Chef Infra Client version: 17.10.0
Chef InSpec version: 4.56.20
Chef CLI version: 5.6.1
Chef Habitat version: 1.6.420
Test Kitchen version: 3.2.2
Cookstyle version: 7.32.1

Chef Workstation in Ubuntu

$ apt-get install wget
$ wget
$ sudo apt install ./chef-workstation_22.6.973-1_amd64.deb

# Check chef is installed or now
$ chef
$ chef version

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