Chef Cookbook - OpenStack Compute
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This cookbook installs the OpenStack Compute service Nova as part of the OpenStack reference deployment Chef for OpenStack. The contains documentation for using this cookbook in the context of a full OpenStack deployment. Nova is currently installed from packages.


  • Chef 12 or higher
  • chefdk 0.9.0 or higher for testing (also includes berkshelf for cookbook dependency resolution)


  • ubuntu
  • redhat
  • centos


The following cookbooks are dependencies:

  • ‘openstack-common’, ‘>= 14.0.0’
  • ‘openstack-identity’, ‘>= 14.0.0’
  • ‘openstack-image’, ‘>= 14.0.0’
  • ‘openstack-network’, ‘>= 14.0.0’
  • ‘openstackclient’, ‘>= 0.1.0’


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 decribed in the openstack-common cookbook.



  • Installs the nova metadata package


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


  • Install the nova client packages


  • 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


  • Installs nova-cert service


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


  • Sets up the nova networks with nova-manage


  • Installs nova scheduler service


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


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

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