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cloud_init (4) Versions 0.1.0

Deploy cloud-init configuration files

cookbook 'cloud_init', '= 0.1.0', :supermarket
cookbook 'cloud_init', '= 0.1.0'
knife supermarket install cloud_init
knife supermarket download cloud_init
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cloud_init Cookbook

Deploy cloud_init configuration files from attributes or LWRP.

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The following platforms and versions are tested and supported using Opscode's test-kitchen.
- Debian 7
- Debian 8
- Ubuntu 12.04
- Ubuntu 14.04



Key Type Description
[cloud_init][cfgs] Hash Hash of configuration files (default: {})



Include cloud_init in your node's run_list and set the cfgs attribute to create configuration files:

  "run_list": [
  "attributes": {
    "cloud_init": {
      "cfgs": {
        "hostname": {
          "priority": "90",
          "config": {
            "preserve_hostname": "true"

This setup will create the configuration file /etc/cloud/cloud.cfg.d/90_hostname.cfg with following content:

preserve_hostname: true

Custom resources


This LWRP can be used to deploy cloud_init configuration files.

Action Description
:create Create a cloud-init configuration file
:delete Delete a cloud-init configuration file
Attribute Type Description
name String Name of the configuration file, this is the name attribute
priority Interger Priority of configuration file, The config filename is prefixed by this value
config Hash Hash configuration, used by the template.
cloud_init_cfg 'hostname' do
  priority 90
  config preserve_hostname: true


  • First, install dependencies:

    bundle install

  • Run Checkstyle and ChefSpec:

    bundle exec rake

  • Run Kitchen tests:
    bundle exec rake kitchen

Docker driver is used for integration testing with test-kitchen. You will need to have docker installed to run integration testing, or adapt the existing .kitchen.yml for your driver.


  1. Fork the repository on Github
  2. Create a named feature branch (like add_component_x)
  3. Write your change
  4. Write tests for your change (if applicable)
  5. Run the tests, ensuring they all pass
  6. Submit a Pull Request using Github

License and Authors

Authors: Sliim

Licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the "License"); you may not use this file except in compliance with the License. You may obtain a copy of the License at

Unless required by applicable law or agreed to in writing, software distributed under the License is distributed on an "AS IS" BASIS, WITHOUT WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND, either express or implied. See the License for the specific language governing permissions and limitations under the License.

Dependent cookbooks

This cookbook has no specified dependencies.

Contingent cookbooks

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cloud_init CHANGELOG

This file is used to list changes made in each version of the cloud_init cookbook.


  • Initial release of cloud_init cookbook

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FC074: LWRP should use DSL to define resource's default action: cloud_init/resources/cfg.rb:1
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