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CouchDB Service for Stackato

The Stackato CouchDB service is based on cloudfoundry/vcap-services/echo with some additional configuration (e.g for kato and supervisord) and other minor differences. The instructions here are for Stackato 2.10.6.


Make sure you followed the Stackato quickstart guide before continuing.

Tip: To find out the Cloud Controller API URL for a microcloud, run this command on the Stackato VM:

echo api.`hostname`.local

Copying/Cloning the Service to Stackato

Log in to the Stackato VM (micro cloud or service node) as the 'stackato' user and clone this repository directly into a vcap/services/couchdb directory:

$ git clone /s/vcap/services/couchdb

Alternatively, you can scp a local checkout of stackato-couchdb to Stackato.

Apache CouchDB & Service Installation

You can customize your couchdb installation by editing resources/default.ini before running the install script.

Execute scripts/ and scripts/ on the stackato VM:

$ cd /s/vcap/services/couchdb/scripts
$ sudo ./
$ ./

scripts/ will prompt for the Cloud Controller API URL. After both scripts finish executing, the service and couchdb should start running.

Verify the service

Once the couchdb service has been enabled and started in kato, clients targeting the system should be able to see it listed in the System Services output:

$ stackato services

============== System Services ==============

| Service    | Version | Description                              |
| couchdb    | 1.5.0   | CouchDB service                          |
| filesystem | 1.0     | Persistent filesystem service            |
| memcached  | 1.4     | Memcached in-memory object cache service |
| mongodb    | 2.0     | MongoDB NoSQL store                      |
| postgresql | 9.1     | PostgreSQL database service              |
| rabbitmq   | 2.4     | RabbitMQ message queue                   |
| redis      | 2.4     | Redis key-value store service            |

To create a new service:

$ stackato create-service couchdb
Creating Service [couchdb-503db]: OK

Optional Configurations:

  • To have COUCHDB_URL available in your environment, add the following snippet of code to /s/vcap/common/lib/vcap/services_env.rb after the comment about "# Add individual environment variables" (around line 60):

    only_item(vcap_services['couchdb']) do |s|
        c = s[:credentials]
        e["COUCHDB_URL"] = c[:couchdb_url]

Save the file then restart stackato components by executing: kato restart.

How to use this Stackato CouchDB Service:

You will need to parse the $VCAP_SERVICES or $COUCHDB_URL (if available) environment variables.

Below is an example in PHP:

$services = getenv("VCAP_SERVICES");
$services_json = json_decode($services,true);
$couchdb_conf = $services_json["couchdb"][0]["credentials"];

$couch_connection_url = "http://".$couchdb_conf["username"].":".$couchdb_conf["password"]."@"
$couch_connection_db = $couchdb_conf["name"];
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