Thanks for the prompt response! I will definitely try your version with WinRM, can you configure the WinRM port? The company where I am have a policy which runs WinRM on a different port than the default.
Ultimately I would like to spin up a complete web farm environment using Chef, any tips or tools/plugins I should look at appreciated!
From: Chirag Jog [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: 07 November 2012 09:36
Cc: Gibbons, Daniel (RBI-UK)
Subject: [chef] Re: knife ec2 ssh and windows 2008
Currently knife-ec2 does not support winrm-based bootstrapping ability for Windows servers. Although there are discussions/pull-requests going on regarding the optimal way of providing support . Infact, we have worked on adding this support recently; here is the pull request, I had submitted recently for the same: https://github.com/opscode/knife-ec2/pull/77 . Also here is the existing discussion around it : http://tickets.opscode.com/browse/KNIFE_EC2-87
Alternately you can use my knife-ec2 fork : https://github.com/chirag-jog/knife-ec2/tree/OC-3428 from which the above pull request was sent for your POC.
Hope this helps!
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On Wed, Nov 7, 2012 at 2:45 PM, <email@example.com:firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
I’m just starting to do a proof of concept to provision a AWS Windows 2008
environment using Chef but I’m having some problems which I was hoping someone
could help me with.
So far I have gone through the quick start guides which are really good and
I’ve got to the point where I can spin up an instance using something like:
knife ec2 server create -r “role[webserver]” -I ami-14bb047d --flavor t1.micro
–region us-east-1 -G default -N DanServer
This works but then it gets stuck on:
Waiting for sshd…
I can see that it needs SSH on the server and I presume to get this working I
would need to create a base AMI with something like FreeSSH installed.
So my question is working in the Windows world I’m primarily going to be using
WinRM and it I don’t really want to have SSH and WinRM open.
Is there a better way around this that I’m missing? Can I tell knife not to do
the SSH bootstraping or are there any plans to have an option for WinRM?
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