A cookbook to access Scaleway servers metadata in Chef
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ohai-scaleway Cookbook

This recipe installs an ohai plugin on your machine to use the metadata of your Scaleway server in your recipes. It that will populate node[scw] with the content of scw-metadata.



  • Scaleway hardware, Linux


  • Chef 12.0 or later


  • ohai - ohai-scaleway needs the ohai cookbook to install the plugin


This cookbook can't be configured with any attribute, but the ohai plugin exports many automatic attributes. It exports any item returned by the scw-metadata util, with the key in lowercase. Useful attributes include:

  • name: The name of the server
  • public_ip_address: The public IP of your server
  • private_ip: The private IP address of your server
  • ssh_public_keys: The public keys defined in your account
  • commercial_type: 'C1' or 'VC1M' for example
  • ipv6_address
  • ipv6_netmask
  • ipv6_gateway



Include ohai-scaleway in your node's run_list:

  "run_list": [

Then, to avoid reloading ohai at every-run, add the plugin folder into the ohai.plugin_path (can bet set in chef-client.rb) The plugin is installed in the ohai/plugins folder of your chef conf folder (usually /etc/chef). .

On standard setup, you can just add ohai.plugin_path << '/etc/chef/ohai/plugins' to /etc/chef/chef-client.rb (or Ohai::Config[:plugin_path] << '/etc/chef/ohai/plugins' on older versions)



  1. Fork the repository on Github
  2. Create a named feature branch (like add_component_x)
  3. Write your change
  4. Write tests for your change (if applicable)
  5. Run the tests, ensuring they all pass
  6. Submit a Pull Request using Github

License and Authors

This code is provided with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY under the 'Do What the Fuck You Want to Public License (WTFPL)'


  • Julien Lta BALLET <contact 'AT' lta.io>