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hekad (25) Versions 4.0.3

Installs/Configures heka

cookbook 'hekad', '= 4.0.3'
cookbook 'hekad', '= 4.0.3', :supermarket
knife cookbook site install hekad
knife cookbook site 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 heka user, group, and service.


Attributes are namespaced under default['heka'].

Attribute Description Default Value
config_dir base path for configs /etc/heka/conf.d
config default global configuration maxprocs: 2
package_url url for release pkg varies by platform



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

Attribute Description Default Value
path config base for rendered file node['heka']['config_dir']
config configuration hash {}

Dependent cookbooks

systemd >= 0.0.0

Contingent cookbooks

There are no cookbooks that are contingent upon this one.

4.0.2 / 2016-02-02

  • fix delete action

4.0.1 / 2016-01-21

  • recommended to skip 3.0.1, and go straight to 4.0.1, simplifies upgrade process
  • add reload recipe with conditional reload event-handler

3.0.1 / 2016-01-20

  • big updates: update to heka 0.10.0, change conf root, templatize some things... use caution upgrading.

2.0.3 / 2015-10-06

  • rebase resources on lwrp base
  • simplify service helpers
  • update test matrix

2.0.2 / 2015-08-19

  • fix cops
  • notify service to restart on unit change
  • add mac_os_x support

2.0.1 / 2015-08-19

  • fix systemd service definition

2.0.0 / 2015-08-19

  • change version selection attributes (breaking change!)
  • use systemd cookbook to manage systemd service definition
  • clean up service provider selection rules

1.0.0 / 2015-07-24

  • enforce plugin name uniqueness by using chef resource name. note that this will break pre-existing configurations by requiring (partial) flattening of the config hash

0.3.3 / 2015-07-09

  • now with TOML 0.4.0 compatibility (thanks @funzoneq!)

0.3.2 / 2015-07-06

  • update service provider selection

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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