Managing client.rb via chef


#1

I’m looking to update some parameters in client.rb. I’d like to do this
using chef, but did not see any examples of this during my searching of the
interwebs.

I know I could create a template in a cookbook and have that be that, but
wanted to know if there are any caveats or complexities for this.


Dylan Northrup


#2

Le 2014-02-26 18:14, Dylan Northrup a écrit :

I’m looking to update some parameters in client.rb. I’d like to do this using chef, but did not see any examples of this during my searching of the interwebs.

I know I could create a template in a cookbook and have that be that, but wanted to know if there are any caveats or complexities for this.


Dylan Northrup

You should have a look at the chef-client cookbook which does exactly
that (and some more)

Here: http://community.opscode.com/cookbooks/chef-client

Regards,

Tensibai


#3

Hi there,

I am in a similar need where I don’t have any specific parameter to change but the client.rb is not the same on some chef nodes. I like to create template and manage client.rb so it is consistent on all chef nodes. Are there any caveats with this approach.

SGL


#4

I’d recommend either just using the chef-client cookbook or at least reading it to get a handle on possible gotchas: https://github.com/chef-cookbooks/chef-client