Chef Cookbook - OpenStack DNS
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OpenStack Chef Cookbook - dns



This cookbook installs the OpenStack DNS service Designate as part of an OpenStack reference deployment Chef for OpenStack. The OpenStack chef-repo contains documentation for using this cookbook in the context of a full OpenStack deployment. Designate 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:

  • 'openstackclient'
  • 'openstack-common', '>= 20.0.0'
  • 'openstack-identity', '>= 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 designate.conf is described in the openstack-common cookbook.



  • Configure and start designate-api service


  • Starts and enables the designate-central service


  • Installs the designate packages and setup configuration for Designate.


  • Installs the designate dashboard packages.


  • Registers the Designate API endpoint, designate service and user


  • Starts and enables the designate-mdns service


  • Configure the neutron external dns driver


  • Starts and enables the designate-producer service


  • Starts and enables the designate-sink service


  • Starts and enables the designate-worker service

License and Author

Author Dr. Jens Harbott (
Author Jan Klare (
Author Lance Albertson (
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Copyright Copyright (c) 2017, cloudbau GmbH.
Copyright Copyright (c) 2019-2021, Oregon State University

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