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et_mesos (13) Versions 4.0.1

Installs/Configures mesos

cookbook 'et_mesos', '= 4.0.1'
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Install Mesos ( and configure mesos master and slave. This cookbook also supports installation by both bulding from source and with Mesosphere package. You can switch installation type using the node['et_mesos']['type'] attribute (source or mesosphere).

All credit to @everpeace for the basis for this cookbook, everpeace/cookbook-mesos.


Currently only supports ubuntu and centos. But centos support is experimental.

If you would use cgroups isolator or docker containerizer, Ubuntu 14.04 is highly recommended. Note that docker containerizer is only supported by Mesos 0.20.0+.

Installation Type

You have to specify intallation type (source or mesosphere) by setting node['et_mesos']['type'] variable.

Currently this cookbook defaults to build mesos from source, i.e. node['et_mesos']['type'] is set to source.



Install mesos using source recipe or mesosphere recipe, depending on what the node['et_mesos']['type'] attribute is set to (source or mesosphere).


Build and install Mesos from source (downloads from GitHub, configure, make, make install).


Install Mesos using Mesosphere's mesos package. You can also install zookeeper package by node['et_mesos']['mesosphere']['with_zookeeper'] if required because Mesosphere's Mesos package doesn't include ZooKeeper.

For a production use case, however, instead of setting that attribute to true, one should use the zookeeper cookbook to provision a well-configured ZooKeeper instance or cluster of instances. There is a caveat to this: the mesos package on Ubuntu installs the zookeeper package, so co-locating Mesos and ZooKeeper using that cookbook is tricky, at best. A separate ZK cluster is encouraged.


Configure master and cluster deployment configuration files, and start mesos-master.

  • node['et_mesos']['deploy_dir']/masters
  • node['et_mesos']['deploy_dir']/slaves
  • node['et_mesos']['deploy_dir']/
  • node['et_mesos']['deploy_dir']/

Furthermore, this recipe will also configure upstart configuration files.

  • /etc/mesos/zk
  • /etc/defaults/mesos
  • /etc/defaults/mesos-master

How to configure mesos-master

You can configure mesos-master command line options using the node['et_mesos']['master'] attribute.

If you have a configuration as shown below:

node['et_mesos']['master'] = {
  port:    "5050",
  log_dir: "/var/log/mesos",
  zk:      "zk://localhost:2181/mesos",
  cluster: "MyCluster",
  quorum:  "1"

Then mesos-master will be invoked with command line options like this:

mesos-master --zk=zk://localhost:2181/mesos --port=5050 --log_dir=/var/log/mesos --cluster=MyCluster

See the latest Mesos config docs for available options or the output of mesos-master --help.


Configure slave configuration files, and start mesos-slave.

  • node['et_mesos']['deploy_dir']/

Furthermore, this recipe also configures upstart configuration files.

  • /etc/mesos/zk
  • /etc/defaults/mesos
  • /etc/defaults/mesos-slave

How to configure mesos-slave

You can configure mesos-slave command line options by node['et_mesos']['slave'] hash. If you have a configuration as shown below:

node['et_mesos']['slave'] = {
  master:         'zk://localhost:2181/mesos',
  log_dir:        '/var/log/mesos',
  containerizers: 'docker,mesos',
  isolation:      'cgroups/cpu,cgroups/mem',
  work_dir:       '/var/run/work'

Then mesos-slave will be invoked with command line options like this:

mesos-slave --master=zk://localhost:2181/mesos --log_dir=/var/log/mesos --containerizers=docker,mesos --isolation=cgroups/cpu,cgroups/mem --work_dir=/var/run/work

See the latest Mesos config docs for available options or the output of mesos-slave --help.


Wrap this cookbook, setting the node['et_mesos']['type'] attribute as appropriate for your installation, and include_recipe 'et_mesos::master' or include_recipe 'et_mesos::slave', depending on what part of the cluster you need to provision.

The recommendation would be to have two wrapper cookbooks, one for the master(s), and another for your slave(s).


<table> <tr> <th>Key</th> <th>Type</th> <th>Description</th> <th>Default</th> </tr> <tr> <td><tt>['et_mesos']['type']</tt></td> <td>String</td> <td>installation type(<tt>source</tt> or <tt>mesosphere</tt>)</td> <td><tt>source</tt></td> </tr> <tr> <td><tt>['et_mesos']['version']</tt></td> <td>String</td> <td>Version(branch or tag name at <a href=""></a>).</td> <td><tt>0.22.1</tt></td> </tr> <tr> <td><tt>['et_mesos']['prefix']</tt></td> <td>String</td> <td>Prefix value to be passed to configure script for building from source. <td><tt>/usr/local</tt></td> </tr> <tr> <td><tt>['et_mesos']['home']</tt></td> <td>String</td> <td>Directory which mesos sources are extracted to(<tt>node['et_mesos']['home']/mesos</tt>).</td> <td><tt>/opt</tt></td> </tr> <tr> <td><tt>['et_mesos']['build']['skip_test']</tt></td> <td>Boolean</td> <td>Flag whether test will be performed on the build before installing.</td> <td><tt>true</tt></td> </tr> <tr> <td><tt>['et_mesos']['mesosphere']['with_zookeeper']</tt></td> <td>String</td> <td>Flag for installing zookeeper package, only applies to <tt>['et_mesos']['type'] = mesosphere</tt>.</td> <td><tt>false</tt></td> </tr> <tr> <td><tt>['et_mesos']['ssh_opt']</tt></td> <td>String</td> <td>ssh options to be used in <tt>mesos-[start|stop]-cluster</tt></td> <td><tt>-o StrictHostKeyChecking=no <br> -o ConnectTimeout=2</tt></td> </tr> <tr> <td><tt>['et_mesos']['deploy_with_sudo']</tt></td> <td>String</td> <td>Flag whether sudo will be used in <tt>mesos-[start|stop]-cluster</tt></td> <td><tt>1</tt></td> </tr> <tr> <td><tt>['et_mesos']['cluster_name']</tt></td> <td>String</td> <td>[OBSOLETE] Human readable name for the cluster, displayed at webui. </td> <td><tt>MyCluster</tt></td> </tr> <tr> <td><tt>['et_mesos']['master_ips']</tt></td> <td>Array of String</td> <td>IP list of masters used in <tt>mesos-[start|stop]-cluster</tt></td> <td>[ ]</td> </tr> <tr> <td><tt>['et_mesos']['slave_ips']</tt></td> <td>Array of String</td> <td>IP list of slaves used in <tt>mesos-[start|stop]-cluster</tt></td> <td>[ ]</td> </tr> <tr> <td><tt>['et_mesos']['master']['zk']</tt></td> <td>String</td> <td>[REQUIRED(0.19.1+)] ZooKeeper URL (used for leader election amongst masters). May be one of:<br> zk://host1:port1,host2:port2,…path<br> zk://username:password@host1:port1,host2:port2,…/path<br> file://path/to/file (where file contains one of the above)</td> <td></td> </tr> <tr> <td><tt>['et_mesos']['master']['work_dir']</tt></td> <td>String</td> <td>[REQUIRED(0.19.1+)] Where to store the persistent information stored in the Registry.</td> <td><tt>/tmp/mesos</tt></td> </tr> <tr> <td><tt>['et_mesos']['master']['quorum']</tt></td> <td>String</td> <td>[REQUIRED(0.19.1+)] The size of the quorum of replicas when using “replicated_log” based registry. It is imperative to set this value to be a majority of masters, i.e., quorum > (number of masters) / 2.</td> <td></td> </tr> <tr> <td><tt>['et_mesos']['master']['option_name']</tt></td> <td>String</td> <td>You can set arbitrary command line option for <tt>mesos-master</tt>, replace option_name with the key for the option to set. See the <a href="">latest Mesos config docs</a> for available options, or the output of mesos-master --help.</td> <td></td> </tr> <tr> <td><tt>['et_mesos']['slave']['master']</tt></td> <td>String</td> <td>[REQUIRED] mesos master url.This should be ip:port for non-ZooKeeper based masters, otherwise a zk:// . when <tt>mesosphere</tt>, you should set zk:// address. </td> <td></td> </tr> <tr> <td><tt>['et_mesos']['slave']['option_name']</tt></td> <td>String</td> <td>Like <tt>['et_mesos']['master']['option_name']</tt> above, arbitrary options may be specified as a key for a slave by replacing option_name with your option’s key.</td> <td></td> </tr> </table>


There are a couple of test suites in place:

  • chefspec for unit tests.
  • test-kitchen with serverspec for integration tests (using vagrant).

These test both source and mesosphere type installations (using both the master and slave recipes).


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


MIT License. see LICENSE.txt

(Please note that before 2015-02-06-18:00 PST, this project is opened under Apache License, Version 2.0. See also in old version)

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