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influxdb (28) Versions 6.1.3

InfluxDB, a timeseries database

cookbook 'influxdb', '= 6.1.3'
cookbook 'influxdb', '= 6.1.3', :supermarket
knife supermarket install influxdb
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Chef cookbook to install and configure InfluxDB.


Cookbook Version InfluxDB Version
v5.x.x >= v1.0.0
v4.4.1 < v1.0.0


To install InfluxDB and place its configuration file, include the influxdb::default recipe in your node's run_list. The default recipe installs the necessary dependencies to use the custom resources defined in this cookbook.

For rendering the config set the parameter under node['influxdb']['config']

default['influxdb']['config']['MyParameter'] = 'val'


The following gems are used by the custom resources and are installed by the default recipe:

This cookbook ships with five custom resources for managing the configuration file, users, databases, cluster admins, and retention policies:


This resource writes a configuration file for InfluxDB based on the passed configuration hash:

influxdb_config node['influxdb']['config_file_path'] do
  config node['influxdb']['config']
  action :create

This resource is used by the default recipe to place the configuration defined in node['influxdb']['config'].


Configures an InfluxDB database.

influxdb_database 'my_db' do
  action :create


This resource sets up or removes the appropriate repositories and installs/removes the appropriate packages

influxdb_install 'influxdb' do
  arch_type 'amd64' # if undefined will auto detect
  include_repository true # default
  influxdb_key '' # default
  action :install # default
influxdb_install 'influxdb' do
  action :remove

Note : InfluxDB Enterprise uses different version naming schema and is distributed in two packages: influxdb-data and influxdb-meta. Install it this way:

node.default['influxdb']['version'] = "1.3.5-c1.3.5"
node.default['influxdb']['download_urls'] = {
  'debian' => '',
  'rhel' => ''

influxdb_install 'influxdb-meta' do
  install_version node['influxdb']['version']
  install_type 'file'
  checksum '87d99ba4a90487ee1a9'
  action [:install]

influxdb_install 'influxdb-data' do
  install_version node['influxdb']['version']
  install_type 'file'
  checksum '4c17e7d3bac8f565c140'
  action [:install]


This resources configures a user to interact with InfluxDB databases.

influxdb_user 'user' do
  password 'changeme'
  databases ['my_db']
  action :create


This resources configures a cluster admin to interact with InfluxDB.

influxdb_admin 'admin' do
  password 'changeme'
  action :create


This resources configures a retention policy on a given database. The name attribute is not used, the database and policy name provide the unique names used by InfluxDB.

Note: in v1.0.0+ there is an auto-generated default profile called autogen. To make your policy the default, you will want to set default parameter true.

influxdb_retention_policy "foodb default retention policy" do
  policy_name 'default'
  database 'foodb'
  duration '1w'
  replication 1
  action :create


This resources configures a continuous query on a given database.

If you need rewrite continuous query if it already exist set rewrite parametr to true.

influxdb_continuous_query "test_continuous_query" do
  database 'foodb'
  rewrite false
  query 'SELECT min(mouse) INTO min_mouse FROM zoo GROUP BY time(30m)'
  action :create

Client Libraries

Right now, this cookbook only supports the Ruby and CLI client libraries so as not to add too many dependencies. That might change in the near future. By default both flavors are disabled. Enable e.g. Ruby via:

node.default['influxdb']['client']['ruby']['enable'] = true

Finally include the influxdb::client in your node's run_list to install the clients.


To run tests, install all dependencies with bundler:

bundle install

Then to run tests:

rake # Quick tests only (rubocop + minitest)
rake test:complete # All tests (rubocop + minitest + kitchen)

Release Steps

rake publish


This project is licensed under the MIT license


Ben Dang

E Camden Fisher

Dependent cookbooks

chef_handler >= 0.0.0
nodejs >= 2.4.4

Contingent cookbooks

There are no cookbooks that are contingent upon this one.

Change Log

6.1.3 (2017-10-10)

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Fixed bugs:

  • Make 'retry' argument of InfluxDB::Client configurable #150

Merged pull requests:

6.1.2 (2017-10-10)

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Merged pull requests:

6.1.1 (2017-10-09)

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Merged pull requests:

6.1.0 (2017-10-06)

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Closed issues:

  • No candidate version available for influxdb #144

Merged pull requests:



  • [major] Removed support for 12.1 thru 12.4.
  • [minor] Fix install of influxdb
    • node['influxdb']['include_repository'] was getting set to nil even though custom resource influxdb_install set include_repository default to false. To fix needed to set the node attribute to be set properly
    • fixed rubocop styling
    • fixed foodcritic lints
    • updated kitchen to test for Chef 13
    • updated wercker profile to use latest and greatest chefdk
  • [patch] Use Generator class instead of dump method for config generation [#143](../../pull/143) (contributed by @ton31337)
    • We are no longer using toml-rb and instead use toml


  • [patch] notifying influxes service after config change [#140](../../pull/140) (contributed by @nilroy)


  • [patch] Add a rake publish target


  • [minor] Add SSL support for API-based resources (contributed by @kjschnei001)


  • [minor] add ability to renew continuous query record if it exist by option rewrite in lwrp (contributed by @cyberflow)
  • [patch] fix #133 that prevented latest versions of influxdb to be installed installs of influxdb (contributed by @cyberflow)
  • [patch] clean up rubocop #136


  • [patch] Pass force options to package install to enable upgrades (contributed by @eheydrick)
  • [patch] install InfluxDB 1.0.2 (contributed by @eheydrick)


  • [patch] handle InfluxDB::Error when auth enabled without admin user (contributed by @jschnare)


  • [patch] relax apt and yum dependencies (contributed by @dpattmann)


  • [major] Support for 1.0.x which is not backward compatible
  • [major] Updated apt cookbook pin to ~> 4.0
  • [major] Updated yum cookbook pin to ~> 4.0
  • [minor] Reduce number of TK Cases to 12.1, 12.7 and 12.14.
  • [patch] removed specific branch used for compat_resource


  • Add steps to cut release
  • Fix invalid property type 'nil' in continuous query options (contributed by @kentarosasaki)


  • Added support for file install type (contributed by @chrisduong)
  • Added extra continuous query options (contributed by @cyberflow)
  • Make docker default driver for Test Kitchen


  • Added influxdb_continuous_query (contributed by @cyberflow)


  • Added influxdb_install resource (contributed by @majormoses)


  • Updated attributes to support Influxdb 0.10.0
  • Set default resource actions (:create is default)
  • Fixed support for Chef-Client 12.6
  • Fixed rubocop styling
  • Added functional test to check restarts service restarts on config change


  • License update from Apache 2.0 to MIT
    • transfer of ownership


  • Support for RHEL
  • Support for Chef-Client 12.1+
  • Support 0.9.5+
  • Added ChefSpec Matchers
  • Use toml-rb instead of toml


  • Update to influxdb gem 0.2.x, which is not backwards compatible (contributed by @cmjosh)


  • Add :stop action, remove :delete action from influxdb resource (contributed by @alvaromorales)


  • Allow configuration options for databases (contributed by @wosc)


  • Enable custom version of influxdb gem (contributed by @kri5)


  • Support for 0.9.x release of InfluxDB (contributed by @rberger)


  • Move influxdb resource actions to an attribute (contributed by @directionless)


  • Update default config for 0.8.5 and up (contributed by @tjwallace)


  • Update checksums for 0.8.6 (contributed by @tjwallace)


  • Touch logfile if it does not exist (contributed by @odolbeau)


  • Updated latest checksum to be accurate (contributed by @nomadium)


  • Added dbadmin parameter to influxdb_user, allowing granular control of which users are admins for which databases (contributed by @BarthV)


  • User and admin deletion now idempotent (contributed by @flowboard)


  • Multiple style and testing updates (contribued by @odolbeau)


  • Default logfile path is now the Debian package default (contributed by @masarakki)


  • Fixed typo in cluster admin check per InfluxDB 0.6.0 (contributed by @Chelo)

* This Change Log was automatically generated by github_changelog_generator

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FC108: Resource should not define a property named 'name': influxdb/resources/continuous_query.rb:5
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FC117: Do not use kind_of in custom resource properties: influxdb/resources/install.rb:5
FC117: Do not use kind_of in custom resource properties: influxdb/resources/install.rb:6
FC117: Do not use kind_of in custom resource properties: influxdb/resources/install.rb:7
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