Manage Cloud and DevOps
You may know the pain to configure a new machine with chef:
nova boot ... browse the internet until your server is up assign public ip if your are using vpn knife bootstrap 10.123.10.123 more commands to configure your nodes
It could be so simple
nova boot yournode --flavor=2 --image=id --user-data serverconfig.sh get a cup of coffee and talk with others
This cli tool helps you to easily generate a bash or powershell file to use for cloudinit or copy paste on any remote machine.
Prepare your OS with nodejs installation e.g. for Ubuntu
apt-get update && apt-get install -y python-software-properties python g++ make && add-apt-repository -y ppa:chris-lea/node.js && apt-get update && apt-get install -y nodejs
Please have a look at nodejs for other operating systems.
After nodejs is installed
npm install -g cloudinit-cli
Usage: cloudinit [options] Options: -h, --help output usage information -V, --version output the version number -i, --input [file] chef dna or chef rols [file] -o, --outputfile [file] generated cloudinit file -e, --env [name] configuration environment [name]
Just run the tool on any dna or role json
cloudinit -i test/files/dna.json -o dn.sh -e default
Now your are able to boot machine with the generated file
nova boot gitlab --flavor=2 --image=yourimageid --user-data ./dna.sh
Or just run the generated script on your target machine
To define your own environment, create a
~/.cloudinit/YOURENVIRONMENT folder and add the following two files:
The private key is your private chef-validator key. In
settings.json are all your chef-configurations.
# generate unix cloudinit cloudinit -i test/files/dna.json -t unix # or just (unix is default) cloudinit -i test/files/dna.json # for windows cloudinit -i test/files/dna.json -t win
- read dna.json and generate a proper bash script to run on your server (see
- read a chef role and generate a proper bash script to run
- linux and windows support
- since the generated script is plain bash or powershell you can copy-paste or pipe it anywhere
- mocha tests
- chef solo support
- further improvements for bare metal deployment
Company: Deutsche Telekom AG
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