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Be gentle, I'm new to chef, trying to get my environment set up and have some new recipes to upload to my new chef server. I'm able to do some commands, and I was able to knife bootstrap the new node, so I'm pretty sure my configuration is correct.

It appears that it's trying to upload to localhost when I turn on verbose logging. I have a server set in my knife.rb, and I also tried specifying a server in the knife command with -s, to no avail.

$ knife cookbook upload -a
Uploading base         [0.1.0]
Uploading dovecot      [0.1.0]
Uploading postfix      [0.1.0]
/opt/chef/embedded/lib/ruby/1.9.1/net/http.rb:762:in `initialize': Connection refused - connect(2) (Errno::ECONNREFUSED)

With specified server:

$ knife cookbook upload -a -s https://mychefserver
Uploading base         [0.1.0]
Uploading dovecot      [0.1.0]
Uploading postfix      [0.1.0]
/opt/chef/embedded/lib/ruby/1.9.1/net/http.rb:762:in `initialize': Connection refused - connect(2) (Errno::ECONNREFUSED)

And with -V:

$ knife cookbook upload -a -s https://mychefserver -V
Uploading base         [0.1.0]
Uploading dovecot      [0.1.0]
Uploading postfix      [0.1.0]
INFO: Validating ruby files
INFO: Validating templates
INFO: Syntax OK
INFO: Validating ruby files
INFO: Validating templates
INFO: Syntax OK
INFO: Validating ruby files
INFO: Validating templates
INFO: Syntax OK
INFO: Saving base
INFO: Saving dovecot
INFO: Saving postfix
INFO: Uploading files
INFO: Uploading /Users/.../...-chef/cookbooks/base/recipes/default.rb (checksum hex = b3e608cb34530c1126b9df9a630af8f7) to https://localhost:443/bookshelf/organization-00000000000000000000000000000000/checksum-b3e608cb34530c1126b9df9a630af8f7?AWSAccessKeyId=c1856885418af6721fb2be208ec54665cb869971&Expires=1362163782&Signature=Yzq%2B97btwNYPEHiGwpVJjaEYs8k%3D
INFO: Uploading /Users/.../...-chef/cookbooks/base/CHANGELOG.md (checksum hex = f1df44f4bb93cd7273932708a6686e51) to https://localhost:443/bookshelf/organization-00000000000000000000000000000000/checksum-f1df44f4bb93cd7273932708a6686e51?AWSAccessKeyId=c1856885418af6721fb2be208ec54665cb869971&Expires=1362163782&Signature=/QThzu8xUqEVyzuMmIp1XPiGG28%3D
INFO: Uploading /Users/.../...-chef/cookbooks/base/metadata.json (checksum hex = 163c72c0947d9cf8c99442b215a8de44) to https://localhost:443/bookshelf/organization-00000000000000000000000000000000/checksum-163c72c0947d9cf8c99442b215a8de44?AWSAccessKeyId=c1856885418af6721fb2be208ec54665cb869971&Expires=1362163782&Signature=8oD9AJmgTk5cgpltIXMFTeQ2oi0%3D
INFO: Uploading /Users/.../...-chef/cookbooks/base/metadata.rb (checksum hex = 6608c1ae5e3ce19a777fe1059e7264c1) to https://localhost:443/bookshelf/organization-00000000000000000000000000000000/checksum-6608c1ae5e3ce19a777fe1059e7264c1?AWSAccessKeyId=c1856885418af6721fb2be208ec54665cb869971&Expires=1362163782&Signature=/fF5I2cNbupm1auyVkpzxdVaubs%3D
INFO: Uploading /Users/.../...-chef/cookbooks/base/README.md (checksum hex = 6a4d0867b35a496d39f4d2da92c86879) to https://localhost:443/bookshelf/organization-00000000000000000000000000000000/checksum-6a4d0867b35a496d39f4d2da92c86879?AWSAccessKeyId=c1856885418af6721fb2be208ec54665cb869971&Expires=1362163782&Signature=kWX4LhSquvdw68NBHxgD2s%2BPOH4%3D
INFO: Uploading /Users/.../...-chef/cookbooks/dovecot/recipes/default.rb (checksum hex = f122f4ccdcc72d81e880c467122a7606) to https://localhost:443/bookshelf/organization-00000000000000000000000000000000/checksum-f122f4ccdcc72d81e880c467122a7606?AWSAccessKeyId=c1856885418af6721fb2be208ec54665cb869971&Expires=1362163782&Signature=WAxlIpN3U5mrrUm7BGGwlbAD8lM%3D
INFO: Uploading /Users/.../...-chef/cookbooks/dovecot/CHANGELOG.md (checksum hex = 8c447bfd4084f175bbd758b330abb0a1) to https://localhost:443/bookshelf/organization-00000000000000000000000000000000/checksum-8c447bfd4084f175bbd758b330abb0a1?AWSAccessKeyId=c1856885418af6721fb2be208ec54665cb869971&Expires=1362163782&Signature=BFiSvfDIMmBUFehMvLSPru9TWwg%3D
INFO: Uploading /Users/.../...-chef/cookbooks/dovecot/metadata.json (checksum hex = a8206f560ccb896cb73be7e97cde3cbc) to https://localhost:443/bookshelf/organization-00000000000000000000000000000000/checksum-a8206f560ccb896cb73be7e97cde3cbc?AWSAccessKeyId=c1856885418af6721fb2be208ec54665cb869971&Expires=1362163782&Signature=dAqms7EwUJkmnto8kz6yrqV40kk%3D
log writing failed. Connection refused - connect(2)
log writing failed. Connection refused - connect(2)
INFO: Uploading /Users/.../...-chef/cookbooks/dovecot/metadata.rb (checksum hex = 81eccd27bf23c5ec35e8759fe80a3a7a) to https://localhost:443/bookshelf/organization-00000000000000000000000000000000/checksum-81eccd27bf23c5ec35e8759fe80a3a7a?AWSAccessKeyId=c1856885418af6721fb2be208ec54665cb869971&Expires=1362163782&Signature=Mf/KIRRgeVgpNM7DlngY5Atf%2BIQ%3D
log writing failed. Connection refused - connect(2)
log writing failed. Connection refused - connect(2)/opt/chef/embedded/lib/ruby/1.9.1/net/http.rb:762:in `initialize': Connection refused - connect(2) (Errno::ECONNREFUSED)
from /opt/chef/embedded/lib/ruby/1.9.1/net/http.rb:762:in `open'
from /opt/chef/embedded/lib/ruby/1.9.1/net/http.rb:762:in `block in connect'
from /opt/chef/embedded/lib/ruby/1.9.1/timeout.rb:68:in `timeout'
from /opt/chef/embedded/lib/ruby/1.9.1/timeout.rb:99:in `timeout'
from /opt/chef/embedded/lib/ruby/1.9.1/net/http.rb:762:in `connect'
from /opt/chef/embedded/lib/ruby/1.9.1/net/http.rb:755:in `do_start'
from /opt/chef/embedded/lib/ruby/1.9.1/net/http.rb:744:in `start'
from /opt/chef/embedded/lib/ruby/gems/1.9.1/gems/rest-client-1.6.7/lib/restclient/request.rb:172:in `transmit'
from /opt/chef/embedded/lib/ruby/gems/1.9.1/gems/rest-client-1.6.7/lib/restclient/request.rb:64:in `execute'
from /opt/chef/embedded/lib/ruby/gems/1.9.1/gems/rest-client-1.6.7/lib/restclient/request.rb:33:in `execute'
from /opt/chef/embedded/lib/ruby/gems/1.9.1/gems/rest-client-1.6.7/lib/restclient/resource.rb:76:in `put'
from /opt/chef/embedded/lib/ruby/gems/1.9.1/gems/chef-11.4.0/lib/chef/cookbook_uploader.rb:142:in `block in uploader_function_for'
from /opt/chef/embedded/lib/ruby/gems/1.9.1/gems/chef-11.4.0/lib/chef/cookbook_uploader.rb:25:in `call'
from /opt/chef/embedded/lib/ruby/gems/1.9.1/gems/chef-11.4.0/lib/chef/cookbook_uploader.rb:25:in `block (3 levels) in setup_worker_threads'
from /opt/chef/embedded/lib/ruby/gems/1.9.1/gems/chef-11.4.0/lib/chef/cookbook_uploader.rb:24:in `loop'
from /opt/chef/embedded/lib/ruby/gems/1.9.1/gems/chef-11.4.0/lib/chef/cookbook_uploader.rb:24:in `block (2 levels) in setup_worker_threads'

Thanks in advance.

2 Answers 2

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To summarize the IRC session at https://github.com/chef/irc_log_archives/blob/master/chef/2013/2/23.log:

Chef-server redirects api clients between its components (in this case erchef and bookshelf). These redirects are based on the FQDN of the chef-server. If the server doesn't have a valid FQDN at install time, this can result in redirects to https://localhost:443.

One solution is to fix the FQDN on chef-server and run chef-server-ctl reconfigure.

Another solution is to set a few options in /etc/chef-server/chef-server.rb (I had to create this file) and then run chef-server-ctl reconfigure.

server_name = "192.168.114.11"
api_fqdn server_name

nginx['url'] = "https://#{server_name}"
nginx['server_name'] = server_name
lb['fqdn'] = server_name
bookshelf['vip'] = server_name
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    Thanks, this is clearly better than reinstalling. I tried to figure it out but I think the step I was missing was the reconfigure command. Mar 9, 2013 at 14:08
  • That worked like a charm! Jun 18, 2013 at 20:35
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Wow, I totally thought it was going to be my fault, but I managed to find this chat thread: https://github.com/chef/irc_log_archives/blob/master/chef/2013/2/23.log

And it looks like the omnibus installer uses the fqdn as the value for some of the configuration stuff. I wasn't able to figure out how to repair it, so I just reinstalled chef server via RPM (after configuring a real hostname for the box), and tried the knife commands again, and they worked--as if by magic.

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