Chef Repository for OpenStack
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This repository contains documentation, roles, environments and data bags for deploying an OpenStack Essex reference architecture using Chef. This currently includes the 5 OpenStack core projects: Nova, Glance, Keystone, Swift and Horizon.

Please use this essex branch to get the latest stable release. The master branch will remain empty until work begins on the Folsom pre-release. After Folsom is branched in OpenStack, it will get its own folsom Git branch as well.

This is a canonical source of documentation and there is additional content in the documentation directory in this repository.

There is a Spiceweasel ( manifest documenting all the community cookbooks (and their versions), roles, data bags and environments required to deploy OpenStack. The intention is to only depend on publicly available community versions of cookbooks so the openstack-chef-repo will not contain any cookbooks (there may temporarily be patched versions waiting for upstream to publish). The manifest will also document a variety of deployment techniques for single-node, small and large deployments.


To populate this Chef repository with the cookbooks for deploying, run the following command:

spiceweasel infrastructure.yml

This will also give you all of the commands necessary to push the roles to the Chef server. You can execute this with

spiceweasel infrastructure.yml | sh

Note that with subsequent runs of spiceweasel the commands will change once the missing cookbooks have been downloaded.


The cookbooks have been designed and written in such a way that they can be used to deploy individual service components on any of the nodes in the infrastructure; in short they can be used for single node 'all-in-one' installs (for testing), right up to multi/many node production installs. In order to achieve this flexibility, they make use of the chef search functionality, and therefore require that if you are deploying anything larger than a single node deployment, you use chef server to host your cookbooks rather than using Chef Solo.

Each of the OpenStack services has its own cookbook and is available on the Chef Community site and on GitHub. Please refer to the documentation directory for more details on the roles for deploying them.


There is further documentation in the Glance cookbook


There is further documentation in the Horizon cookbook


There is further documentation in the Keystone cookbook


There is further documentation in the Nova cookbook


There is further documentation in the Swift cookbook


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