Who Uses This Software?

The most enduring and transformative companies use Chef to become fast, efficient, and innovative software-driven organizations.


Average Ratings

4 Reviews
  • 4 / 5
    Overall
  • 3 / 5
    Ease of Use
  • 3 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    $127.00/year
  • Free Version
    Yes
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
    Installed - Mac
    Installed - Windows
  • Training
    Documentation
    Webinars
    Live Online
    In Person
  • Support
    Online
    Business Hours
    24/7 (Live Rep)

Vendor Details

  • Chef Software
  • www.chef.io/
  • Founded 2008
  • United States

About Chef Server

Chef Server is the highly scalable foundation of the Chef automation platform.


Chef Server Features

  • CPU Monitoring
  • Credential Management
  • Database Servers
  • Email Monitoring
  • Event Logs
  • History Tracking
  • Patch Management
  • Scheduling
  • User Activity Monitoring
  • Virtual Machine Monitoring

Chef Server Reviews Recently Reviewed!


Its nice to have such transparent configuration management tool

Jan 11, 2018
4/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: Chef is an open source tool for configuration management, focused on the developer side for its user base. Chef operates as a master-client model, with a separate workstation needed to control the master. It¿s based in Ruby, with pure Ruby used for most elements you write. The Chef design is transparent and based on following the instructions it¿s given, which means that you¿ll have to make sure your instructions are clear.Chef is good for development-focused teams and environments. It¿s good for enterprises looking for a more mature solution for a heterogeneous environment.

Cons: 1. The learning curve is steep if you¿re not already familiar with Ruby and procedural coding.
2. It¿s not a simple tool, which can lead to large code bases and complicated environments.
3. Doesn¿t support push functionality.

Overall: We made our hardware infrastructure much easier to manage through chef.

nice too for a server admin

Jan 10, 2018
4/5
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3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
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Pros: the documentation is very good, I find a lot of informations there besides what is available in other places.

Cons: I for my self hate that mac is not supported as I do have to work on mac from time to time, so you are tied to windows and linux only.

CONFIGURATION is great!

May 17, 2017
5/5
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1 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: I love this software! Its so easy to use. The support team is always on par and able to help me out.

Great for building systems the way we want them to be.

May 17, 2017
4/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
2 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: The best thing about Chef is that we can force servers to have the files we want on them with the content that we want and make sure that packages are installed/updated without much effort.

Cons: If you decide a file/package should not be placed/installed on a server anymore you have to explicitly state that you want to remove it. Deciding not to install it is not enough. Also, the unit tests have a pretty steep learning curve.