Chef Cookbook - OpenStack Block Storage
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OpenStack Chef Cookbook - block-storage



Installs the OpenStack Block Storage service Cinder as part of the OpenStack reference deployment Chef for OpenStack. The OpenStack chef-repo contains documentation for using this cookbook in the context of a full OpenStack deployment. Cinder is currently installed from packages.


  • Chef 16 or higher
  • Chef Workstation 21.10.640 for testing (also includes berkshelf for cookbook dependency resolution)


  • ubuntu
  • redhat
  • centos


The following cookbooks are dependencies:

  • 'apache2', '~> 8.6'
  • 'lvm'
  • 'openstackclient'
  • 'openstack-common', '>= 20.0.0'
  • 'openstack-identity', '>= 20.0.0'
  • 'openstack-image', '>= 20.0.0'


Please see the extensive inline documentation in attributes/*.rb for descriptions of all the settable attributes for this cookbook.

Note that all attributes are in the default['openstack'] "namespace"

The usage of attributes to generate the cinder.conf is described in the openstack-common cookbook.



  • Installs the cinder-api and sets up the cinder database


  • Installs the cinder-backup service


  • Defines the common pieces of repeated code from the other recipes


  • Defines the cinder service/user/endpoints in keystone


  • Installs the cinder-scheduler service


  • Configures lvm as the cinder storage backend


  • Installs the cinder-volume service

License and Author

Author Justin Shepherd (
Author Jason Cannavale (
Author Ron Pedde (
Author Joseph Breu (
Author William Kelly (
Author Darren Birkett (
Author Evan Callicoat (
Author Matt Ray (
Author Jay Pipes (
Author John Dewey (
Author Abel Lopez (
Author Sean Gallagher (
Author Ionut Artarisi (
Author David Geng (
Author Salman Baset (
Author Chen Zhiwei (
Author Mark Vanderwiel (
Author Eric Zhou (
Author Edwin Wang (
Author Jan Klare (
Author Christoph Albers (
Author Lance Albertson (
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