Chef Cookbook - OpenStack Compute
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OpenStack Chef Cookbook - compute



This cookbook installs the OpenStack Compute service Nova 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. Nova 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'
  • 'openstackclient'
  • 'openstack-common', '>= 20.0.0'
  • 'openstack-identity', '>= 20.0.0'
  • 'openstack-image', '>= 20.0.0'
  • 'openstack-network', '>= 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 node.conf is described in the openstack-common cookbook.



  • Installs the nova metadata package


  • Installs OS API and configures the service and endpoints in keystone


  • Installs nova-compute service


  • Installs nova-conductor service


  • Registers the nova endpoints with keystone


  • Installs libvirt, used by nova compute for management of the virtual machine environment


  • Builds the basic nova.conf config file with details of the rabbitmq, mysql, glance and keystone servers


  • Helper recipe for configuring nova cells


  • Sets up the nova networks with nova-manage


  • Installs/Configures nova placement api


  • Installs nova scheduler service


  • Installs and configures the serialproxy service for serial console access to VMs

openstack-compute::spiceproxy ---------------------------

  • Installs and configures the spicehtml5proxy service for console access to VMs


  • Installs and configures the vncproxy service for console access to VMs

License and Author

Author Justin Shepherd (
Author Jason Cannavale (
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