HA and Chef server?


#1

Hi all,

Does anybody have experience of having more than 1 chef server running for HA purposes.

I am concerned if my Chef Server goes bang, it will be difficult to point all the existing chef nodes at a new server - and some node.save information might have been lost

Any thoughts / articles / howtos / greatly appreciated

Thanks


#2

An earlier discussion on this topic turned into
http://wiki.opscode.com/display/chef/Scalability+and+High+Availability.

It clearly hasn’t been fleshed out further, but it has links to the earlier
discussions:
http://lists.opscode.com/sympa/arc/chef/2011-07/msg00010.html
http://lists.opscode.com/sympa/arc/chef/2011-08/msg00000.html

  • Tom

On Thu, Oct 6, 2011 at 7:26 AM, Geoff Meakin Acid <
geoffmeakin@aciddevelopments.co.uk> wrote:

Hi all,

Does anybody have experience of having more than 1 chef server running for
HA purposes.

I am concerned if my Chef Server goes bang, it will be difficult to point
all the existing chef nodes at a new server - and some node.save information
might have been lost

Any thoughts / articles / howtos / greatly appreciated

Thanks


#3

On Fri, Oct 7, 2011 at 12:09 AM, Tom Thomas tom@opscode.com wrote:

An earlier discussion on this topic turned
into http://wiki.opscode.com/display/chef/Scalability+and+High+Availability.

It clearly hasn’t been fleshed out further, but it has links to the earlier
discussions:
http://lists.opscode.com/sympa/arc/chef/2011-07/msg00010.html
http://lists.opscode.com/sympa/arc/chef/2011-08/msg00000.html

My bad! It’s still in my plans to document a HA setup as soon as I can
get out of the swamp :).

In the meantime, I’ve added relevant links to the software I’d use to
build such a thing. Pretty sure that everyone around here knows them,
but having them there won’t do any harm I guess.

Cheers!

  • Tom

On Thu, Oct 6, 2011 at 7:26 AM, Geoff Meakin Acid
geoffmeakin@aciddevelopments.co.uk wrote:

Hi all,
Does anybody have experience of having more than 1 chef server running for
HA purposes.
I am concerned if my Chef Server goes bang, it will be difficult to point
all the existing chef nodes at a new server - and some node.save information
might have been lost
Any thoughts / articles / howtos / greatly appreciated
Thanks