As already mentioned, you can use the command line tool
enact an action on the chef-clients immediately. You can also setup the
chef-client to run from cron, or some other scheduler.
A third option would be to daemonize the chef-client. From the Chef
"To run the chef-client as a persistent daemon, make your startup script for
the chef client execute something like:
$ chef-client -i 3600 -s 600
The -i option provides an Interval - it’s how often the Chef client will
attempt to wake up and Converge this Node. The -s option is the Splay - a
random piece of time added to the interval, which helps avoid the thundering
By updating the policy on the server, when the chef client wakes up and
converges the node, it would reapply the policies from the Chef Server
enacting the change at the interval set for the persistent daemon.
If you use the chef-client
it automatically sets up the client to run as a daemon.
Unrelated note for your information: beyond use of this and the chef-dev
mailing list, and the IRC channel, as a Opscode Platform customer, you can
also direct questions to email@example.com or enter a support request
directly at help.opscode.com.
On Fri, Mar 18, 2011 at 3:30 AM, Jonathan Matthews
On 18 March 2011 09:56, WEINHAPL Andreas
I saw the Opscode platform that it’s possible to mouse over the tab “run
list” at the point “Status” and see the complete run list of this node.
if I’m installing the server on my own, I didn’t get this feature. I can
click on it and nothing happened or mouse over. For what is this
It used to work on non-Platform webUI. I don’t recall when it broke.
It did the same as you describe the Platform UI doing.
I’m pretty sure it was only informational. It had nothing to do with
actually running the client.
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