Feedback from chef clients


#1

Greetings anyone,

I’ve finished my nginx+passenger cookbook based on one from opscode. I
created the role, and added it to client node. After some time
chef-client was runned by cron and cooking started. It was a low memory
VirtualBox guest, so the progress was slow and all I seen was my
hard-drive trashing.

While I was writing this letter the activity stopped. Is there any
convenient way to get a report? Did my recipe finished successfully?

Of course, I can look into /var/log/chef/client.log, but what to do if I
run the recipe on ten hosts, not one?

Best wishes,
Dmitry


#2

Hi Dmitry!

The next version of chef (0.9) includes report and exception hooks,
which will make it easy to write extensions that do things like send
email on failure. Eventually, we’ll have them be hitting a reporting
API.

Adam

On Wed, Jun 9, 2010 at 2:34 AM, Dmitry V’yal akamaus@gmail.com wrote:

Greetings anyone,

I’ve finished my nginx+passenger cookbook based on one from opscode. I
created the role, and added it to client node. After some time chef-client
was runned by cron and cooking started. It was a low memory VirtualBox
guest, so the progress was slow and all I seen was my hard-drive trashing.

While I was writing this letter the activity stopped. Is there any
convenient way to get a report? Did my recipe finished successfully?

Of course, I can look into /var/log/chef/client.log, but what to do if I run
the recipe on ten hosts, not one?

Best wishes,
Dmitry


Opscode, Inc.
Adam Jacob, CTO
T: (206) 508-7449 E: adam@opscode.com


#3

On 10.06.2010 08:09, Adam Jacob wrote:

Hi Dmitry!

The next version of chef (0.9) includes report and exception hooks,
which will make it easy to write extensions that do things like send
email on failure. Eventually, we’ll have them be hitting a reporting
API.

Great news! I hope the upgrade process from 0.8 to 0.9 would be easier
than from 0.7 to 0.8.

How long is to wait for new release?