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I'm trying to create my first Chef node. I've got my laptop as the admin machine and VMs alaska and kentucky as the Chef server and node, respectively. This is strange because it's coming back as "No such file or directory" but it looks like it's trying to make an RPC call.

laptop :: ~/chef/test ‹master› » knife bootstrap kentucky --sudo -x parallels -N "target1"
Bootstrapping Chef on kentucky
kentucky knife sudo password:
Enter your password:
kentucky
kentucky Starting Chef Client, version 11.8.2
kentucky Creating a new client identity for target1 using the validator key.
kentucky
kentucky ================================================================================
kentucky Chef encountered an error attempting to create the client "target1"
kentucky ================================================================================
kentucky
kentucky
kentucky [2014-01-30T16:17:04-05:00] FATAL: Stacktrace dumped to /var/chef/cache/chef-stacktrace.out
kentucky Chef Client failed. 0 resources updated
kentucky [2014-01-30T16:17:04-05:00] ERROR: No such file or directory - getaddrinfo
kentucky [2014-01-30T16:17:04-05:00] FATAL: Chef::Exceptions::ChildConvergeError: Chef run process exited unsuccessfully (exit code 1)

Beginning of referenced stack trace:

Generated at 2014-01-30 16:17:04 -0500
Errno::ENOENT: No such file or directory - getaddrinfo
/opt/chef/embedded/lib/ruby/1.9.1/net/http.rb:763:in `initialize'
/opt/chef/embedded/lib/ruby/1.9.1/net/http.rb:763:in `open'
/opt/chef/embedded/lib/ruby/1.9.1/net/http.rb:763:in `block in connect'
/opt/chef/embedded/lib/ruby/1.9.1/timeout.rb:55:in `timeout'
<snip>

Does anyone have any ideas as to what the problem might be?

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The description "No such file or directory" sounds really weird. But I suggest to double-check your configuration of chef_server_url (in .chef/knife.rb). I assume that this points to the wrong chef server.

Can you communicate with the Chef server from your workstation? (try e.g. knife user list)

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