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Is there any Chef provider plugin for Heat available?

asked 2014-05-27 06:53:47 -0600

lokesh gravatar image

This piece of information might be available somewhere but is not easily google-able. I have seen a lot of chef HOTs written to use chef related resources but haven't had a luck finding the Chef provider plugin for Heat.

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I've found that people are using chef solo in most of there templates but couldn't find any plugin which supports this and can be integrated with Heat. Also I'm looking more from a complete chef support perspective with a Chef Server.

lokesh gravatar imagelokesh ( 2014-05-28 04:01:53 -0600 )edit

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answered 2014-07-18 07:32:07 -0600

Venu Murthy gravatar image

Adding to what Zaneb has written above, it's a little hacky a [blog post]( for begineers to have it setup should appear on and you also try out the Chef Knife for openstack

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answered 2014-06-03 14:23:37 -0600

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I think you're referring to the OS::Heat::ChefSolo resource plugin deployed by Rackspace. That's an unfortunate name, because the resource isn't actually part of OpenStack or Heat, and there are plans to rename it to Rackspace::Cloud::ChefSolo. The resource plugin hasn't made it into an upstream repository yet, but there is a Gerrit review to add it to /contrib.

Notwithstanding that, you don't need a plugin to use Chef with Heat. Particularly if you are using a Chef server, all you need to do is install (if necessary) and configure the Chef client appropriately in the user_data script for your server.

At some point there will be in-instance tools to interface Software Deployments defined by Heat with Chef Solo. That will appear here when it is ready:

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