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knife-slapchop was created to simultaneously bootstrap any given number of AWS EC2 instances. Using a configuration file template, you can specify all the parameters for bootstrapping and how many instances you want in each availability zone. Optionally, you can also specify tags to be applied to every instance automatically for you.
Uses multithreading to bootstrap large number of instances.
Automatically adds tags to instances
- Edit the slapchop.yml file template with your own AWS settings, and when you're ready just:
knife slapchop -b config-key -i pem file
Using the example config supplied:
knife slapchop -b testing -i ~/.ssh/mypem.pem
An account with Amazon AWS, Opscode Chef, Knife
Your AWS Secret Access Key and Access Key Id need to be environmental variables:
Copy the slapchop.rb and slapchop.yml files from the lib/chef/knife to your ~/.chef/plugins/knife folder.
Original author: kryptek
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Copyright (c) 2012 kryptek
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