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Chef Expander replaces the chef-solr-indexer daemon that was included with Chef 0.8 and 0.9.


  • bunny
  • yajl
  • eventmachine
  • em-http-request
  • amqp
  • highline

Monitoring With Nagios

A Nagios plugin to monitor queue backlog is included in scripts/ directory as check_queue_size.

To run it with the warning threshold at 250 messages and critical at 500 messages:

check_queue_size -w 250 -c 500


Before working on the code, if you plan to contribute your changes, you need to read the Opscode Contributing document.

You will also need to set up the repository with the appropriate branches. We document the process on the Working with Git page of the Chef wiki.

Reporting Bugs

You can search for known issues in Opscode Chef's bug tracker. Tickets should be filed under the CHEF project with the component set to "Chef Server".


Copyright: Copyright (c) 2011-2012 Opscode, Inc.
License: Apache License, Version 2.0

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