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Knife Joyent

This is a Knife plugin for Joyent CloudAPI. This plugin gives knife the ability to create, bootstrap, and manage servers on the Joyent Public Cloud as well as Cloud providers powered by Joyent's SmartDataCenter product offering.

For more information on Joyent CloudAPI, see: CloudAPI Documentation


With chef already installed (> 0.10.0):

gem install knife-joyent


For a list of commands:

knife joyent --help

Currently available commands:

knife joyent flavor list <options>
knife joyent image list <options>
knife joyent key add -f <keyfile> -k <name>
knife joyent key delete <name>
knife joyent key list
knife joyent server create (options)
knife joyent server list <options>
knife joyent server reboot <server_id>
knife joyent server resize <server_id> -f <flavor>
knife joyent server start <server_id>
knife joyent server stop <server_id>
knife joyent snapshot create <server> <snapshot_name>
knife joyent snapshot delete <server> <snapshot_name>
knife joyent snapshot list <server_id>
knife joyent tag create <server_id> <tag> <value>
knife joyent tag delete <server_id> <tag>
knife joyent tag delete <server_id> -A
knife joyent tag list <server>


The following options can be specified in your knife configuration file knife.rb


You can authenticate against CloudAPI using either:

a username and password

knife[:joyent_username] = "Your Joyent CloudAPI username"
knife[:joyent_password] = "Your Joyent CloudAPI password"

or, your ssh key

knife[:joyent_username] = "Your Joyent CloudAPI username"
knife[:joyent_keyname] = "Name of key stored on Joyent"
knife[:joyent_keyfile] = "/path/to/your/private/key"



Specify a custom API endpoint, this is required if you want to specify where you want to provision your machines, or if you are using knife with a provider powered by SmartDataCenter.

# Defaults to
knife[:joyent_api_url] = ""


Copyright 2012 Joyent, Inc

Author: Kevin Chan

Licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the "License"); you may not use this file except in compliance with the License. You may obtain a copy of the License at

Unless required by applicable law or agreed to in writing, software distributed under the License is distributed on an "AS IS" BASIS, WITHOUT WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND, either express or implied. See the License for the specific language governing permissions and limitations under the License.

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