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consul_kv (2) Versions 1.0.0

LWRP for interacting with Consul Key/Value store

cookbook 'consul_kv', '= 1.0.0', :supermarket
cookbook 'consul_kv', '= 1.0.0'
knife supermarket install consul_kv
knife supermarket download consul_kv
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Consul Kv

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This cookbook exposes the consul_kv LWRP which can be used to
create/update/delete Key/Value entries in an idempotent manner.


The cookbook has no direct dependencies, but it is assumed you are already
have a working Consul installation.


Ensure you add depends 'consul_kv' to your cookbook's metadata.rb. With
that dependency in place you can then leverage the LWRP in your own cookbooks.

This cookbook does no't provide any recipes, it exists solely to deliver the
Key/Value LWRP.

Here are a few examples:

This example will create a new key at my/key with a value of hello world,
using the Consul HTTP available on the local machine running on the default
port of 8500

consul_kv 'test' do
  path 'my/key'
  value 'hello world'
  consul_addr ''


The following actions are supported by the consul_kv LWRP:

  • :create - Creates the key if it does not already exist. If the key already exists and is a different value, the existing value will be replaced by the requested value. This is the default action
  • :delete - Deletes an existing key


The following attributes are supported by the LWRP:

  • path The key path/name at which the value will be created/deleted
    • type - String
    • required - true
  • value The value to be set in Key/Value store
    • type - String
    • required - Only for the :create action. This can be omitted for the :delete action
  • consul_addr - The address to the Consul HTTP API.
    • type - String
    • required - false
    • default -


  1. Fork it
  2. Create your feature branch (git checkout -b my-new-feature)
  3. Commit your changes (git commit -am 'Add some feature')
  4. Push to the branch (git push origin my-new-feature)
  5. Create new Pull Request


This cookbook currently uses test-kitchen
along with ChefSpec.

Test Kitchen: kitchen test
ChefSpec: bundle exec rspec

NOTE A known limitation of using BATS is that the cookbook is not currently
tested on Windows machines. See
for more of the background on this.


This cookbook uses an 'even number' release strategy. The version number in master
will always be an odd number indicating development, and an even number will
be used when an official build is released.

Come release time here is the checklist:

  • Ensure the metadata.rb reflects the proper even numbered release
  • Ensure there is a dated change log entry in
  • Commit all the changes
  • Use stove to release (bundle exec stove)
  • Bump the version in metadata.rb to the next patch level odd number


Dependent cookbooks

This cookbook has no specified dependencies.

Contingent cookbooks

consul_alerts Applicable Versions

Consul Kv Cookbook Changes

v1.0.0 (Nov 8, 2014)

Initial Release

Foodcritic Metric

1.0.0 failed this metric

FC031: Cookbook without metadata file: /tmp/cook/e9e2dd386c1eeea455b8c82e/consul_kv/metadata.rb:1
FC045: Consider setting cookbook name in metadata: /tmp/cook/e9e2dd386c1eeea455b8c82e/consul_kv/metadata.rb:1