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hekad (25) Versions 0.3.1

Installs/Configures heka

cookbook 'hekad', '= 0.3.1'
cookbook 'hekad', '= 0.3.1', :supermarket
knife supermarket install hekad
knife supermarket download hekad
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A Chef cookbook for installing & configuring Mozilla Heka.



Includes the install, configure, and service recipes.


Downloads the configured release, and installs it.


Creates the configuration template directory, and installs the heka_config[hekad] resource, with hekas global configuration.

See attributes documentation about how to set global configuration.


Installs and configures a hekad service.


configures heka to listen for journald syslog forwarding.


Attributes are namespaced under default['heka'].

<table> <thead> <tr> <th>Attribute</th> <th>Description</th> <th>Default Value</th> </tr> </thead> <tbody> <tr> <td>release_url</td> <td> base url for download path </td> <td><code></code></td> </tr> <tr> <td>version</td> <td> heka release version </td> <td><code>0.8.3</code></td> </tr> <tr> <td>tag</td> <td> heka release tag </td> <td><code>v0.8.3</code></td> </tr> <tr> <td>package</td> <td> heka release package </td> <td><code>heka-0_8_3-linux-amd64.rpm or heka_0.8.3_amd64.deb</code></td> </tr> <tr> <td>config</td> <td> heka global configuration (Hash) </td> <td><code>{'maxprocs' => 2, 'pid_file' => '/var/run/'}</code></td> </tr> </tbody> </table>



Heka configuration, maps to a file under /etc/heka.

<table> <thead> <tr> <th>Attribute</th> <th>Description</th> <th>Default Value</th> </tr> </thead> <tbody> <tr> <td>path</td> <td> Filesystem location for the rendered config template. </td> <td><code>/etc/heka/$name.toml</code></td> </tr> <tr> <td>config</td> <td> ruby Hash that will be toml-encoded and written to /etc/heka/$name.toml </td> <td><code>{}</code></td> </tr> </tbody> </table>

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0.3.1 / 2015-07-05

  • update sysv init file (thanks @jsh2134!)

0.3.0 / 2015-05-02

  • manage system user/group, run hekad service non-privileged (thanks @jsh2134!)
  • pull in sysv script (thanks @jsh2134!) for Ubuntu 1{2,4}.04
  • rework service mgmt

0.2.3 / 2015-04-23

  • update to latest heka bugfix release

0.2.2 / 2015-04-16

  • fix chef 11 service provider mis-identification

0.2.1 / 2015-03-30

  • add recipe to help with capturing journald logs via syslog

0.2.0/ 2015-03-15

  • simplify resource/provider by using toml to encode config

0.1.3 / 2015-02-26

  • testing improvements
  • add support for fedora
  • update to latest release

0.1.2 / 2015-02-14

  • updated docs
  • use value_for_platform for package attribute

0.1.1 / 2015-02-14

  • add heka_config resource

0.1.0 / 2015-02-14

  • initial release

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