Adoptable Cookbooks List

Looking for a cookbook to adopt? You can now see a list of cookbooks available for adoption!
List of Adoptable Cookbooks

Supermarket Belongs to the Community

Supermarket belongs to the community. While Chef has the responsibility to keep it running and be stewards of its functionality, what it does and how it works is driven by the community. The chef/supermarket repository will continue to be where development of the Supermarket application takes place. Come be part of shaping the direction of Supermarket by opening issues and pull requests or by joining us on the Chef Mailing List.

Select Badges

Select Supported Platforms


gluster (11) Versions 4.0.1

Installs and configures Gluster servers and clients

cookbook 'gluster', '= 4.0.1'
cookbook 'gluster', '= 4.0.1', :supermarket
knife cookbook site install gluster
knife cookbook site download gluster

gluster Cookbook

Build Status

This cookbook is used to install and configure Gluster on both servers and clients. This cookbook makes several assumptions when configuring Gluster servers:

  1. If using the cookbook to format disks, each disk will contain a single partition dedicated for Gluster
  2. Non-replicated volume types are not supported
  3. All peers for a volume will be configured with the same number of bricks


This cookbook has been tested on Ubuntu 12.04/14.04, CentOS 6.5 and CentOS 7.1



  • node['gluster']['version'] - version to install, defaults to 3.4
  • node['gluster']['repo'] - repo to install from: can be public or private, defaults to public, private requires a so-called "private" repo to be configured in a wrapper cookbook for example


Node attributes to specify volumes to mount. This has been deprecated in favor of using the 'gluster_mount' LWRP.

  • node['gluster']['client']['volumes'][VOLUME_NAME]['server'] - server to connect to
  • node['gluster']['client']['volumes'][VOLUME_NAME]['backup_server'] - name of the backup volfile server to mount the client. When the first volfile server fails, then the server specified here is used as volfile server and is mounted by the client. This can be a String or Array of Strings.
  • node['gluster']['client']['volumes'][VOLUME_NAME]['mount_point'] - mount point to use for the Gluster volume


Node attributes to specify server volumes to create

  • node['gluster']['server']['brick_mount_path'] - default path to use for mounting bricks
  • node['gluster']['server']['disks'] - an array of disks to create partitions on and format for use with Gluster, (for example, ['sdb', 'sdc'])
  • node['gluster']['server']['peer_retries'] - attempt to connect to peers up to N times
  • node['gluster']['server']['peer_retry_delays'] - number of seconds to wait between attempts to initially attempt to connect to peers
  • node['gluster']['server']['volumes'][VOLUME_NAME]['allowed_hosts'] - an optional array of IP addresses to allow access to the volume
  • node['gluster']['server']['volumes'][VOLUME_NAME]['disks'] - an optional array of disks to put bricks on (for example, ['sdb', 'sdc']); by default the cookbook will use the first x number of disks, equal to the replica count
  • node['gluster']['server']['volumes'][VOLUME_NAME]['lvm_volumes'] - an optional array of logical volumes to put bricks on (for example, ['LogVolGlusterBrick1', 'LogVolGlusterBrick2']); by default the cookbook will use the first x number of volumes, equal to the replica count
  • node['gluster']['server']['volumes'][VOLUME_NAME]['peer_names'] - an optional array of Chef node names for peers used in the volume
  • node['gluster']['server']['volumes'][VOLUME_NAME]['peers'] - an array of FQDNs for peers used in the volume
  • node['gluster']['server']['volumes'][VOLUME_NAME]['quota'] - an optional disk quota to set for the volume, such as '10GB'
  • node['gluster']['server']['volumes'][VOLUME_NAME]['replica_count'] - the number of replicas to create
  • node['gluster']['server']['volumes'][VOLUME_NAME]['volume_type'] - the volume type to use; this value can be 'replicated', 'distributed-replicated', 'distributed', 'striped' or 'distributed-striped'


Use the gluster_mount LWRP to mount volumes on clients:

gluster_mount 'volume_name' do
  server ''
  backup_server ''
  mount_point '/mnt/gluster/volume_name'
  action [:mount, :enable]
gluster_mount 'volume_name' do
  server ''
  backup_server ['', '']
  mount_point '/mnt/gluster/volume_name'
  action [:mount, :enable]


On two or more identical systems, attach the desired number of dedicated disks to use for Gluster storage. Add the gluster::server recipe to the node's run list and add any appropriate attributes, such as volumes to the ['gluster']['server']['volumes'] attribute. If the cookbook will be used to manage disks, add the disks to the ['gluster']['server']['disks'] attribute; otherwise format the disks appropriately and add them to the ['gluster']['server']['volumes'][VOLUME_NAME]['disks'] attribute. Once all peers for a volume have configured their bricks, the 'master' peer (the first in the array) will create and start the volume.

For example, to create a replicated gluster volume named gv0 with 2 bricks on two nodes, add the following to your attributes/default.rb and include the gluster::server recipe:

default['gluster']['server']['brick_mount_path'] = "/data"
default['gluster']['server']['volumes'] = {
                'gv0' => {
                        'peers' => ['',''],
                        'replica_count' => 2,
                        'volume_type' => "replicated"

To create a distributed-replicated volume with 4 bricks and a replica count of two:

default['gluster']['server']['brick_mount_path'] = "/data"
default['gluster']['server']['volumes'] = {
                'gv0' => {
                        'peers' => ['','','',''],
                        'replica_count' => 2,
                        'volume_type' => "distributed-replicated"

To create a replicated volume with 4 bricks:

default['gluster']['server']['brick_mount_path'] = "/data"
default['gluster']['server']['volumes'] = {
                'gv0' => {
                        'peers' => ['','','',''],
                        'replica_count' => 4,
                        'volume_type' => "replicated"

For clients, add the gluster::default or gluster::client recipe to the node's run list, and mount volumes using the gluster_mount LWRP. The Gluster volume will be mounted on the next chef-client run (provided the volume exists and is available) and added to /etc/fstab.


There is a kitchen file provided to allow testing of the various versions. Examples of tests are:

(Depending on your shell, you may or may not need the \ in the RegEx)

To test a replicated volume on Ubuntu 12.04: kitchen converge replicated[12]-ubuntu-1204 kitchen verify replicated2-ubuntu-1204

To test a distributed-replicated volume on CentOS 7.1: kitchen converge distributed-repl[1234]-centos-71 kitchen verify distributed-repl4-centos-71

To test a striped volume on CentOS 6.5: kitchen converge striped[12]-centos-65 kitchen verify striped2-centos-65

Please note that at present the kitchen setup only supports Virtualbox

Dependent cookbooks

yum >= 3.0
apt >= 2.0

Contingent cookbooks

There are no cookbooks that are contingent upon this one.

gluster cookbook CHANGELOG

v4.0.1 (2015-09-30)

  • PR #28 - Add exception handling for peers not being nodes on chef server
  • PR #36 - Allow disabling of public Gluster repo
  • PR #37 - Fix default attribute value for ['gluster']['client']['volumes']
  • PR #37 - Add include for client_mount recipe in client recipe

v4.0.0 (2015-08-28)

  • PR #17 - Allow hostname for older versions of chef-server
  • PR #18 - Fix for initial Chef run for the first node in a cluster
  • PR #21 - Add ability to disable gluster server service
  • PR #22 - Fix Ruby syntax, add Rubocop, add Foodcritic, add TravisCI
  • PR #27 - Add glusterfsd service for shutdown cleanup on RHEL 7+
  • PR #24 - Wait until peer reaches connected status before continuing
  • PR #24 - Add striped, distributed, distributed-striped volume types
  • PR #24 - Fix chef node loading
  • PR #24 - Add server_extend recipe to allow for automatic gluster scaling

v3.1.0 (2015-07-09)

  • PR #6 - Allow to multiple backup servers when mounting a glusterfs volume
  • PR #7 - Add recursive true for dir creation under the lvm logic
  • PR #9 - Fix Ruby syntax on create partition bash block
  • PR #9 - Create a "servicename" attribute so that the service-hook actually starts the correctly named service.
  • PR #10 - Modify order of saving the bricks
  • PR #13 - Add peer_names attribute to volumes
  • PR #14 - Retry peering
  • PR #16 - Don't shadow bricks variable

v3.0.1 (2015-03-25)

  • PR #2 - Fix typo for brick_mount_path attribute
  • Relaxed brick count check for replicated volumes

v3.0.0 (2015-03-20)

  • Added a new gluster_mount LWRP
  • Deprecating gluster::client_mount recipe
  • Updated Ubuntu repo location

v2.1.1 (2015-02-17)

  • Added backup server option for gluster::client_mount

v2.1.0 (2014-08-29)

  • Initial commit

Foodcritic Metric

4.0.1 failed this metric

FC024: Consider adding platform equivalents: /tmp/cook/58673a04603bbee796e680b2/gluster/attributes/client.rb:25
FC024: Consider adding platform equivalents: /tmp/cook/58673a04603bbee796e680b2/gluster/attributes/server.rb:26
FC024: Consider adding platform equivalents: /tmp/cook/58673a04603bbee796e680b2/gluster/attributes/server.rb:38
FC024: Consider adding platform equivalents: /tmp/cook/58673a04603bbee796e680b2/gluster/recipes/repository.rb:36
FC048: Prefer Mixlib::ShellOut: /tmp/cook/58673a04603bbee796e680b2/gluster/recipes/server_setup.rb:25
FC048: Prefer Mixlib::ShellOut: /tmp/cook/58673a04603bbee796e680b2/gluster/recipes/server_setup.rb:195