Advanced Chef Integration
Adding Sensors and Effectors
One common pattern is to have sensors which extract information from Ohai. Another common pattern is to install a monitoring agent as part of the run list, configured to talk to a monitoring store, and then to add a sensor feed which reads data from that store.
On the effector side, you can add SSH-based effectors in the usual way.
You can also describe additional chef converge targets following the pattern set down in
ChefLifecycleEffectorTasks, making use of conveniences in
or provide effectors which invoke network API's of the systems under management
(for example to supply the common
executeScript effector as on the standard
Next Steps: Simpifying sensors and effectors, transferring files, and configuring ports
The Brooklyn-Chef integration is work in progress, with a few open issues we'd still like to add. Much of the thinking for this is set forth in the Google document indicated earlier. If you'd like to work with us to implement these, please let us know.
A general schema for the supported YAML is below:
- type: chef:cookbook_name
launch_run_list: [ "cookbook_name::start" ]
launch_attributes: # map of arguments to set in the chef node
If you are interested in exploring the Java code for creating blueprints,
start with the
TypedToyMySqlEntiyChef class, which essentially does what this tutorial has shown;
and then move on to the
DynamicToyMySqlEntiyChef which starts to look at more sophisticated constructs.
(Familiarity with BASH and basic Java blueprints may be useful at that stage.)