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ephemeral_lvm (18) Versions 1.0.1

Configures available ephemeral devices on a cloud server

cookbook 'ephemeral_lvm', '= 1.0.1', :supermarket
cookbook 'ephemeral_lvm', '= 1.0.1'
knife supermarket install ephemeral_lvm
knife supermarket download ephemeral_lvm
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ephemeral_lvm cookbook

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This cookbook will identify the ephemeral devices available on the instance based on Ohai data. If no ephemeral devices
are found, it will gracefully exit with a log message. If ephemeral devices are found, they will be setup to
use LVM and a logical volume will be created, formatted, and mounted. If multiple ephemeral devices are found
(e.g. m1.large on EC2 has 2 ephemeral devices with 420 GB each), they will be striped to create the LVM.


  • Chef 10 or higher
  • A cloud that supports ephemeral devices. Currently supported clouds: EC2, Openstack, and Google.
  • The lvm cookbook


The following are the attributes used by the this cookbook.
<td>The filesystem to be used on the ephemeral volume</td>
<td>The mount point for the ephemeral volume</td>
<td>The volume group name for the ephemeral LVM</td>
<td>The size to be used for the ephemeral LVM</td>
<td><tt>'100%VG'</tt> - This will use all available space in the volume group</td>
<td>The name of the logical volume for ephemeral LVM</td>
<td>The stripe size to be used for the ephemeral logical volume</td>


Place the ephemeral_lvm::default in the runlist and the ephemeral devices will be setup.



This recipe sets up available ephemeral devices to be an LVM device, formats it, and mounts it.


Author:: RightScale, Inc. (

Dependent cookbooks

lvm ~> 1.0.0

Contingent cookbooks

There are no cookbooks that are contingent upon this one.

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