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omnibus installed chef and rvm issues

I'm trying to figure out one thing and would like someone's else view on this. I installed chef on my Ubuntu server (11.10) via the awesome omnibus install. It worked perfectly fine. I was able to run ...
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Why am I getting 'undefined method' exceptions when executing 'run_list add', 'run_list remove' and 'rackspace server delete'?

[Originally posted this to opscode forum, got no response] I’m testing out a free hosted chef-server account and multiple subcommands are failing with ‘Unexpected Errors’. Perhaps my version and the ...
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How to secure configuration management server

There are many configuration management software options nowadays (Chef, Puppet, CFEngine, Ansible...) which offer an architecture with their repository on a central server and clients communicating ...
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Re-bootstrap a Chef node

I've got a Chef node, bootstrapped with knife bootstrap my.example.com --ssh-user USER --ssh-password 'PASSWORD' --sudo --use-sudo-password --node-name my.example.com If I then format the node, how ...
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Chef node.name not being set

What I am working with: Debian Wheezy 7.6 Chef: 11.14.6 Up to this point, I have always used node.name to set the hostname of an instance. Example: { "name": "web-01", "chef_environment": ...
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Trying chef cookbooks before uploading

We're using Vagrant & Chef to provision the staging VM for our app. Once I have a working cookbook, I upload it to chef-server and Jenkins hook ensures the staging env gets updated. However, ...
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How to use an SSH Gateway with Chef's Knife Bootstrap

I'm just getting started with Chef and have a few nodes in a private network that I need to first ssh into a gateway node to gain access to. For the moment i'm using purely password based ...
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Centralized ubuntu update server

I am in the process of configuring a Central Update Server so we can better manage the security updates on our ubuntu based cloud servers. Here is my plan so far Install apt-mirror on cloud instance ...
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Knife upload data bag fails with Chef::ChefFS::FileSystem::OperationNotAllowedError

I am currently doing the Chef tutorials provided at learn.chef.io. In the fourth workshop, one of the steps is to create some data bags and then upload them using: knife upload data-bags/vhosts The ...
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Chef Server opscode-reporting with wrong Postgresql credentials

I'm using Chef 12.5.0 and I recently discoverd that after an update the reporting isn't working anymore. So I executed: opscode-reporting-ctl reconfigure and got the following error: FATAL: ...
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How do I set up omnibus builder environment on vagrant centos box using chef?

I need an omnibus builder box for building a python cli package. I would like to use this cookbook, on this vagrantbox I am running this as root since the omnibus installer needs to check something ...
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How to copy ssh keys on a new VM

Hello guys (and girls) I'm having the following situation: -new CentOS6 VM (created within a Hyper-v failover cluster), joined Windows AD via script I need to bootstrap this new VM in chef server ...
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etcd cluster setup with chef - determining initial-cluster-state

I am writing chef scripts to setup an etcd cluster. The list of nodes (including their IPs) will be hardcoded in the chef script (as an attribute) and it will pass them to etcd using static ...
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Chef Server 12 on Debian Jessy fails with “unable to change to service directory”

While not being officially supported, I want to run Chef Server 12 (12.3.0) on Debian Jessie. After fixing Debian's systemd ego trip as described in chef-cookbooks/chef-server#86, it is installing ...
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My cloned Chef server has a problems with syncronising of recipies

I have inherit a complex company cloud based server system with several Nodes that is using Chef for the setup of the different nodes. Chef + Ironfan + Berksshelf are the most important elements on ...
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How to setup vagrant with nginx/passenger/mysql/rvm?

Can someone please rate or help with my Vagrantfile and Chef-solo? It's an ubuntu-server 14.04LTS local VM with rvm, ruby 2.2, nginx, passenger, mysql... pretty common. All I want is to be able to ...
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Can I use Chef for Desired State Configuration (DSC) of MSIs?

I am trying to figure out how to work with MSIs using Chef. What I would like is to have something where I can specify a product, version, and download link. Chef would then query the MSI database, ...
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Generating configuration file in chef using 2 custom resources

I would like to describe my server like my-container("name") my-feature("name", "config") The my-container describes a docker container with some custom Dockerfile in name folder. When I add ...
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Rollout approach for centOS/RHEL linux servers to achieve centralised authentication through AD

We have 3 environments testing develop and production each having more than 40 Linux servers. Need to establish centralized authentication through AD for all these environment. Which is the best ...
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Chef Issue bootstrapping windows VM using winrm via https

Chef Server(RHEL 6.5): 11.16.4 Windows endpoint: Windows 2008 The bootstrapping works fine over http (with winrm config allowUnEncrypeted = true and basic auth = true). Now we are trying same thing ...
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Requires to reboot a linux machine only if the new kernel is install/update

we have an use case where we need to reboot a linux machine only if the new kernel version is installed/upgraded through yum_package. currently I am using chef-solo for running this. ruby_block ...
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Chef says cookbook doesn't exists when it does

In my runlist for one of my nodes, I have "recipe[logstash::server]". When I run chef-client on the node, the following error is thrown: The following cookbooks are required by the client but don't ...
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how do I handle a URI with spaces in a chef source attributes on Windows

I am trying to copy a package from a remote server, into my system and then use chef to install the same. Following is the code I use to copy the package remote_file 'c:/repo/OpenOffice 4.1.0 ...
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Chef - handle resources changing the network interface

I'm using chef to deploy an openvpn application in bridging mode to an ubuntu node. In my recipe i'm using a bash resource to create the bridge necessary for the vpn to work. Unfortunately the bridge ...
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Chef, installation of nokogiri with system libraries fails on Centos 6.5

I'm trying to fix a recipe that needs the gems nokogiri and savon on Centos 6.5. Since the simple chef_gem 'nokogiri' require 'nokogiri' chef_gem 'savon' require 'savon' does not work (chef says ...
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Chef gem_package not using the binary path

I'm trying to install the gems "sensu_plugin" and "mixlib-shellout", on a windows server 2008r2, from a recipe. In this last one, I have the following code : %w{ sensu-plugin mixlib-shellout }.each ...
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Chef Knife-Windows

I'm trying to bootstrap a windows 2008 R2 Server with chef and i'm receiving this error :"CScript Error: Execution of the Windows Script Host failed. (0x800A0007)". After some research i find out ...
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Why doesn't Chef use my default attributes in my development environment?

I inherited our company's Chef repository and I'm learning as I go. One issue that I've found a workaround for (but would like to understand or avoid if possible) is that attribute defaults specified ...
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How to overload package_name in Chef cookbook using AWS custom JSON?

I never worked with Chef and OpsWorks before. What I'm doing, I'm trying to overwrite some Chef conf to use modern PHP 5.6. I wrote a JSON for Layer PHP App Server { "mod_php5_apache2": { ...
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Configure alerts on failed Unicorn restart

Our setup looks like this: Ubuntu 14.04.4 LTS AWS Opsworks Chef 12 Monit 5.17 Ruby 2.3 Rails 4.0.8 And we managed to get everything working just nicely, yet however if for some reason, Unicorn ...
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icinga2 chef cookbook: idomysqlconnection LWRP creates a conflicting object

When I use the icinga2_idomysqlconnection LWRP to create /etc/icinga2/objects.d/ido-mysql.conf using the latest commit of the chef-icinga2 cookbook in order to use the icinga web 2 web interface on ...
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completely remove chef off my server

I am trying to install chef onto my RHEL6 machine. I have followed a old guide that is not relevant and I am getting some errors now and I want to fully wipe chef off this server. I tried following ...
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SSH connection Timeout using CHEF

When I run the following code in PowerShell: chef-repo> knife bootstrap windows winrm 172.25.174.27 -x Admin -P 'Microsoft@1234567' -N 'target1' I get an error: ERROR: ...
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Run chef-client ever 15 minutes from node

I'm trying to get a Windows Server Chef node to run 'chef-client' every 15 minutes. Should this be done by creating a scheduled task to run it in cmd every 15 minutes or can I create a recipe that ...
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Errors running Chef to provision Vagrant

I'm running Chefdk, chef-provision, and chef-provision-vagrant, and I've set up a recipe to create the VM, and another to provision. I'd like to point out that I am new to Chef (I'm more of a Puppet ...
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Adding nginx SSL without adding apps in opsworks

Is there a way I can configure nginx with SSL without adding any app? What I am trying to do is to have a custom layer, then add nginx as a proxy to this in front. Is there a good way of adding SSL ...
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vim package emits this error 'Caught InvalidVersionConstraint'

Here is part of my metadata.rb depends 'ubuntu' depends 'apt' depends 'python' depends 'vim' depends 'git' depends 'sensu' depends 'uchiwa' depends 'cron' When I bring up a vagrant instance, I got ...
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Backup and recovery of Chef 11 server

I have found https://docs.chef.io/server_backup_restore.html. While the document mentions chef 11, the two directories it mentions to backup (/etc/opscode and /var/opt/opscode) don't exist but ...
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Windows Server 2012 R2 Automatic Login

I'm trying to setup automatic login on a Windows Server with a chef script however all the answers I have found thus far don't seem to be working for Windows Server 2012 R2. I followed the registry ...
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chef nagios monitor node outside VPC in AWS

I used the chef community cookbook to setup nagios inside a VPC in AWS. All my nodes in my chef setup are found correctly and added to nagios automatically, and the nodes that are inside the VPC with ...
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Chef: Cookbook website not found

I've been following several guides and read thru documentation trying to get knife-solo to provision a VM for me. Knife solo will work with Berkshelf (used to manage a library of chef cookbooks), so ...
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Invalid Redirect error when trying to create user in Chef Server 12

When I try to create a user in Chef Enterprise Server, I am getting an error sudo chef-server-ctl user-create admin m n ******@i&&&.com chefrocks --filename admin.pem ERROR: ...
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Chef Server 12 reconfigure fails with RabbitMQ

After installing Chef Server 12 on CentOS 6.5 everything went well but now I've removed the premium addons that I've installed manually (using RPMs) there is an issue with RabbitMQ: *It might be ...
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How to change the execution time of the my.ini file using Chef

I'm attempting to get an existing Drupal site set up using Vagrant Drupal Development but have come across a few problems. My first is that I cannot seem to connect to the database to import my SQL ...
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Open Source Chef Server can't upload cookbook

I just setup the open source chef server on an Ubuntu 12.04 EC2 instance, I've setup my webui and am able to get responses from my knife commands ie: knife node list, knife client list, knife user ...
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How to update nginx in chef server managed environment

I have some servers managed by chef who are running (partly) the same software, e.g. nginx. If nginx has a security issue and there is a new version, what is the best practice to install the new ...
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Preferred “Chef/Berkshelf/Vagrant” Way to Change Java Versions

On a Linux box, what's the preferred, best-practice way of switching Java versions? For example - let's say that I want to build & test out my app on Java 7, and then Java 6. Here's a few ...
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Force execution of a chef script before the first one finishes

Following is section of code that is creating the problem for me. Everything works fine but then in order to upgrade percona, I need to run the 'mysql_upgrade' step while the 'mysql_safe' step is ...
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What accounts does clamav use on different Linux distros

I'm trying to fix a problem in a Chef recipe for installing / configuring ClamAV which is caused by the recipe using the wrong default user/group name for the clam service account on some platforms. ...
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chef/ruby on win7 segfaults when trying to write to an ENV['variable']

I am seeing a perplexing error where ruby segfaults on this line in a file in chef; env["PATH"] = env_path I've got a several machines running chef-client 11.12.4 on windows 7. One of the machines ...