Essential Knife Plugins for chef

This plugin helps you control versioning of your cookbooks and also prevents you from accidently commiting things you don’t want to.

$ gem install knife-spork

Obviously this is a connector to ec2. I use Amazon ec2 so i am biased

$ gem install knife-ec2

A preflight plugin for Chef::Knife which lets you see which nodes and roles use a particular cookbook before you upload it.

$ gem install knife-preflight

A plugin for Chef::Knife which will diff the cookbook versions of two or more environments.

$ gem install knife-env-diff

Other mentionables

Threaded bootstrapping of aws nodes

Cluster Deployments

Search for more knife plugins:

$ gem search -r knife-

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