Chef Node Deregistration For Autoscaling Groups

Cloudreach in the UK has a great article on Chef node de-registration. With autoscaling groups bringing machines up and down all over the place, Chef needs a way to know that they’ve been terminated and remove them from the configs lest things become a cluttered mess. Luckily, AWS provides some great shortcuts. We implemented the solution, then bulletproofed it. Here’s what it takes. Continue reading