Cookbook for the CloudFoundry dea
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Installs and configures a CloudFoundry DEA



  • Ubuntu

Tested on:

  • Ubuntu 10.04


Requires Opscode's bluepill cookbook for creating init scripts and trotter's cloudfoundry-common cookbook. Also requires the cookbooks for any runtimes that you specify in the attributes. For the default runtime of ruby 1.9.2, the recipe in the cloudfoundry-common cookbook is used.


This recipe will install the CloudFoundry DEA on the target node along with the necessary configuration files and init scripts to run it. In addition, it will install any necessary runtimes specified in its attributes by including the specified cookbooks. To use in your recipes:

include_recipe "cloudfoundry-dea"


  • cloudfoundry_dea[:pid_file] - Where to write the DEA's pid file. Default is File.join(node[:cloudfoundry_common][:pid_dir], "").
  • cloudfoundry_dea[:log_file] - Where to write the DEA's logs. Default is File.join(node[:cloudfoundry_common][:log_dir], "dea.log").
  • cloudfoundry_dea[:runtimes] - Array of hashes storing the name, cookbook, executable, version, and version_flag for each runtime supported by this DEA. TODO (trotter): Make the runtime's cookbook contain most of this info Default is [.
  • cloudfoundry_dea[:base_dir] - TODO (trotter): Find out what is stored here. Default is /var/vcap/data/dea".
  • cloudfoundry_dea[:filter_port] - TODO (trotter): Find out what this does. Default is 12345.
  • cloudfoundry_dea[:heartbeat] - Interval (in seconds) between heartbeats sent to the Health Manager. Default is 10.
  • cloudfoundry_dea[:log_level] - Log level for the DEA. Default is info".
  • cloudfoundry_dea[:max_memory] - The maximum amount of memory this DEA is allowed to allocate across all its applications. Default is 4096.
  • cloudfoundry_dea[:secure_env] - TODO (trotter): Find out what this does. Default is false.
  • cloudfoundry_dea[:multi_tenant] - Allow the DEA to manage more than one application. Default is true.
  • cloudfoundry_dea[:enforce_ulimit] - TODO (trotter): Find out what this does. Default is false.
  • cloudfoundry_dea[:force_http_sharing] - Force the DEA to download applications over http, even when it's possible to access them via a shared directory. Default is true.

License and Author

Author:: Trotter Cashion (

Copyright:: 2012 Trotter Cashion

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