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nssm (11) Versions 1.1.0

Installs/Configures NSSM

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This cookbook installs the Non-Sucking Service Manager (http://nssm.cc), and exposes resources to install and remove Windows services.

Requirements

Chef 11.14.2 and Ruby 1.9.3 or higher.

Platform

  • Windows

Cookbooks

  • windows

Usage

Add recipe[nssm] to a run list.

Quick Start

To install a Windows service:

nssm 'service name' do
  program 'C:\Windows\System32\java.exe'
  args '-jar C:/path/to/my-executable.jar'
  action :install
end

To remove a Windows service:

nssm 'service name' do
  action :remove
end

Using Parameters

A parameter is a hash key representing the same name as the registry entry which controls the associated functionality. So, for example, the following sets the Startup directory, I/O redirection, and File rotation for a service:

nssm 'service name' do
  program 'C:\Windows\System32\java.exe'
  args '-jar C:/path/to/my-executable.jar'
  params(
    AppDirectory: 'C:/path/to',
    AppStdout: 'C:/path/to/log/service.log',
    AppStderr: 'C:/path/to/log/error.log',
    AppRotateFiles: 1
  )
  action :install
end

Arguments with Spaces

Having spaces in servicename, program and params attributes is not a problem, but spaces in an argument is a different matter.

When dealing with an argument containing spaces, surround it with 3 double quotes:

nssm 'service name' do
  program 'C:\Program Files\Java\jdk1.7.0_67\bin\java.exe'
  args '-jar """C:/path/with spaces to/my-executable.jar"""'
  action :install
end

When dealing with arguments requiring interpolation and it contains one or more arguments with spaces, then encapsulate the args string using %() notation and use """ around arguments with spaces:

my_path_with_spaces = 'C:/path/with spaces to/my-executable.jar'
nssm 'service name' do
  program 'C:\Program Files\Java\jdk1.7.0_67\bin\java.exe'
  args %(-jar """#{my_path_with_spaces}""")
  action :install
end

Attributes

  • node['nssm']['src'] - This can either be a URI or a local path to nssm zip.
  • node['nssm']['sha256'] - SHA-256 checksum of the file. Chef will not download it if the local file matches the checksum.

Resource/Provider

Actions

  • install - Install a Windows service.
  • remove - Remove Windows service.

Attribute Parameters

  • servicename - Name attribute. The name of the Windows service.
  • program - The program to be run as a service.
  • args - String of arguments for the program. Optional
  • params - Hash of key value pairs where key represents associated registry entry. Optional
  • start - Start service after installing. Default` - true

ChefSpec Matchers

The NSSM cookbook includes custom ChefSpec matchers you can use to test your own cookbooks that consume Windows cookbook LWRPs.

Example Matcher Usage

expect(chef_run).to install_nssm('service name').with(
  :program 'C:\Windows\System32\java.exe'
  :args '-jar C:/path/to/my-executable.jar'    
)

NSSM Cookbook Matchers

  • install_nssm(servicename)
  • remove_nssm(servicename)

Getting Help

Contributing

Please refer to CONTRIBUTING.

License

MIT - see the accompanying LICENSE file for details.

NSSM CHANGELOG

1.1.0

  • Add an attribute for the install location of nssm.exe

1.0.0

  • Remove deprecated matchers
  • Ensure nssm is being installed before service is installed

0.2.0

  • Chef cache path no longer hard coded
  • Chefspec matchers comply with naming convention

0.1.0

  • Initial release using nssm v2.24

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