Chef Cookbook - OpenStack Orchestration
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OpenStack Chef Cookbook - orchestration



This cookbook installs the OpenStack Heat service Heat 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. Heat 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:

  • 'openstack-common', '>= 20.0.0'
  • 'openstack-identity', '>= 20.0.0'
  • 'openstackclient'


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 heat.conf is described in the openstack-common cookbook.



  • Configure and start heat-api-cfn service


  • Configure and start heat-api service


  • Installs the heat packages and setup configuration for Heat.


  • Setup the heat database and start heat-engine service


  • Registers the Heat API endpoint, heat service and user

License and Author

Author Zhao Fang Han (
Author Chen Zhiwei (
Author Ionut Artarisi (
Author Mark Vanderwiel (
Author Jan Klare (
Author Dr. Jens Rosenboom (
Author Christoph Albers (
Author Lance Albertson (
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Copyright Copyright (c) 2014, SUSE Linux, GmbH.
Copyright Copyright (c) 2016, x-ion GmbH.
Copyright Copyright (c) 2019-2021, Oregon State University

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