I am using Windows 8.1. Which Chef do I need to install to cover all Chef modes like workstation, node, and chef-server?

I want all three of these in my Windows 8.1.


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A node in chef terminology is a machine managed with chef-client.

Chef-client is available for various OS, windows, Linux, Aix, Mac etc.

However the chef-server is only available for linux.


To clear which module you need to install & where, just go through the terminology of chef at chef.io For workstation, you need to install chefDK

For node, you need to install chefclient

For chef server, you need to install chefserver - not available for windows

Note: Always use the stable and latest version of the above-mentioned components.Hope this helps.

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