Chef Server Name


#1

Hi Chefs,

is possible to rename a chef server?

Regards,

Eduardo


#2

On Thu, Jan 23, 2014 at 9:48 PM, Eduardo Dias eduardodiasbr@gmail.com wrote:

Hi Chefs,

is possible to rename a chef server?

Regards,

Eduardo

On a more serious note do you mean the hostname or the name the nodes
connect to? If you mean the name the nodes connect to yes you can do
it wholesale with some magic using the chef-client cookbook.

If you mean the machine and it’s a *nix machine:

$ hostname susan.getchef.com

Doesn’t matter what hostname you connect to as far as the clients are
concerned. SSL/TLS certificates might be a gotcha of course.

Windows it’s probably Start -> Run -> Control panel etc :slight_smile:

I guess you probably need to clarify your question though?


Andy Gale
http://andy-gale.com
http://twitter.com/andygale


#3

Hi Andy,

thanks for reply.

I want to clone my chef server and change the name.
It is a Linux server.
I changed the hostname,recreated the ca certificates and run
chef-server-ctl reconfigure.

Does have any other action to do? or this type of change is not supported?

Regards,

Eduardo

2014/1/23 Andy Gale andy@salgo.net

On Thu, Jan 23, 2014 at 9:48 PM, Eduardo Dias eduardodiasbr@gmail.com
wrote:

Hi Chefs,

is possible to rename a chef server?

Regards,

Eduardo

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wI7RIRQvEXs

On a more serious note do you mean the hostname or the name the nodes
connect to? If you mean the name the nodes connect to yes you can do
it wholesale with some magic using the chef-client cookbook.

https://github.com/opscode-cookbooks/chef-client

If you mean the machine and it’s a *nix machine:

$ hostname susan.getchef.com

Doesn’t matter what hostname you connect to as far as the clients are
concerned. SSL/TLS certificates might be a gotcha of course.

Windows it’s probably Start -> Run -> Control panel etc :slight_smile:

I guess you probably need to clarify your question though?


Andy Gale
http://andy-gale.com
http://twitter.com/andygale

Atenciosamente,

Eduardo


#4

On Thu, Jan 23, 2014 at 11:23 PM, Eduardo Dias eduardodiasbr@gmail.com wrote:

Hi Andy,

thanks for reply.

I want to clone my chef server and change the name.
It is a Linux server.
I changed the hostname,recreated the ca certificates and run chef-server-ctl
reconfigure.

Does have any other action to do? or this type of change is not supported?

No that all sounds sensible. You can regenerate the validation.pem in
the webui if you need to. Otherwise there’s no reason I can think of
why that shouldn’t work. Was certainly all I did when I did it to a
Chef 10 server I think.

Does it work?


Andy Gale
http://andy-gale.com
http://twitter.com/andygale


#5

Hi Andy,
I will test it, but now I don´t have much time, them I decided to create
from scratch.

Thanks for your help.

Regards,

Eduardo

2014/1/23 Andy Gale andy@salgo.net

On Thu, Jan 23, 2014 at 11:23 PM, Eduardo Dias eduardodiasbr@gmail.com
wrote:

Hi Andy,

thanks for reply.

I want to clone my chef server and change the name.
It is a Linux server.
I changed the hostname,recreated the ca certificates and run
chef-server-ctl
reconfigure.

Does have any other action to do? or this type of change is not
supported?

No that all sounds sensible. You can regenerate the validation.pem in
the webui if you need to. Otherwise there’s no reason I can think of
why that shouldn’t work. Was certainly all I did when I did it to a
Chef 10 server I think.

Does it work?


Andy Gale
http://andy-gale.com
http://twitter.com/andygale

Atenciosamente,

Eduardo