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rabbitmq (90) Versions 1.2.0

Installs and configures RabbitMQ server

cookbook 'rabbitmq', '= 1.2.0'
cookbook 'rabbitmq', '= 1.2.0', :supermarket
knife supermarket install rabbitmq
knife supermarket download rabbitmq
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This is a cookbook for managing RabbitMQ with Chef. It uses the default settings, but can also be configured via attributes.



Installs rabbitmq-server from's APT repository. The distribution-provided version was quite old and newer features were needed.


Configures nodes to be members of a RabbitMQ cluster, but does not actually join them.


There are 2 LWRPs for interacting with RabbitMQ.


Adds and deletes users, fairly simplistic permissions management.

  • :add adds a user with a password
  • :delete deletes a user
  • :set_permissions sets the permissions for a user, vhost is optional
  • :clear_permissions clears the permissions for a user


rabbitmq_user "guest" do
  action :delete

rabbitmq_user "nova" do
  password "sekret"
  action :add

rabbitmq_user "nova" do
  vhost "/nova"
  permissions "\".*\" \".*\" \".*\""
  action :set_permissions


Adds and deletes vhosts.

  • :add adds a vhost
  • :delete deletes a vhost


rabbitmq_vhost "/nova" do
  action :add


It is quite useful as is, but clustering configuration does not currently do the dance to join the cluster members to each other.

The rabbitmq::chef recipe was only used for the chef-server cookbook and has been moved to chef-server::rabbitmq.

License and Author

Author:: Benjamin Black

Author:: Daniel DeLeo

Author:: Matt Ray

Copyright:: 2009-2011 Opscode, Inc

Licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the "License"); you may not use this file except in compliance with the License. You may obtain a copy of the License at

Unless required by applicable law or agreed to in writing, software distributed under the License is distributed on an "AS IS" BASIS, WITHOUT WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND, either express or implied. See the License for the specific language governing permissions and limitations under the License.

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apt > 1.1

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