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sda-agent (2) Versions 0.1.0

Installs/Configures a Serena Deployment Automation Agent

cookbook 'sda-agent', '= 0.1.0'
cookbook 'sda-agent', '= 0.1.0', :supermarket
knife supermarket install sda-agent
knife supermarket download sda-agent
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sda-agent Cookbook

This cookbook installs a Serena Deployment Automation Agent



  • java - sda-agent needs Java to install and run.



<table> <tr> <th>Key</th> <th>Type</th> <th>Description</th> <th>Default</th> </tr> <tr> <td><tt>['sda-agent']['server_uri']</tt></td> <td>String</td> <td>The Serena DA Server from which to retrieve the Agent installer.</td> <td><tt>http://localhost:8080/serena_ra</tt></td> </tr> <tr> <td><tt>['sda-agent']['agent_name']</tt></td> <td>String</td> <td>The name of the agent.</td> <td><tt>The nodes FQDN</tt></td> </tr> <tr> <td><tt>['sda-agent']['agent_dir']</tt></td> <td>String</td> <td>The directory to install the agent to.</td> <td>Unix/Linux: <tt>/opt/serena_da/agent</tt><br/> Windows: <tt>C:\Program Files\Serena\SDA Agent</tt></td> </tr> <tr> <td><tt>['sda-agent']['java_home']</tt></td> <td>String</td> <td>The Java HOME directory.</td> <td><tt></tt></td> </tr> <tr> <td><tt>['sda-agent']['remote_host']</tt></td> <td>String</td> <td>The Serena DA Server hostname.</td> <td><tt>localhost</tt></td> </tr> <tr> <td><tt>['sda-agent']['remote_port']</tt></td> <td>Integer</td> <td>The Serena DA Server JMS port.</td> <td><tt>7918</tt></td> </tr> <tr> <td><tt>['sda-agent']['proxy_host']</tt></td> <td>String</td> <td>The Serena DA Proxy Server hostname.</td> <td><tt></tt></td> </tr> <tr> <td><tt>['sda-agent']['proxy_port']</tt></td> <td>Integer</td> <td>The Serena DA Proxy Server port.</td> <td><tt>20080</tt></td> </tr> <tr> <td><tt>['sda-agent']['mutual_auth']</tt></td> <td>Boolean</td> <td>Whether mutual authentication is to be configured between agent and server. Note: additional setup is required to configure this option (see manual).</td> <td><tt>false</tt></td> </tr> <tr> <td><tt>['sda-agent']['user']</tt></td> <td>String</td> <td>The user which the Agent is be executed as.</td> <td>Unix/Linux: <tt>sda</tt><br/> Windows: <tt>HOSTNAME\sda</tt></td> </tr> <tr> <td><tt>['sda-agent']['group']</tt></td> <td>String</td> <td>The group which the Agent is to be executed as.</td> <td>Unix/Linux: <tt>sda</tt><br/> Windows: <tt>HOSTNAME\sda</tt></td> </tr> <tr> <td><tt>['sda-agent']['reinstall']</tt></td> <td>Boolean</td> <td>Force reinstall of Agent (based on new attributes).</td> <td><tt>false</tt></td> </tr> </table>



Just include sda-agent in your node's run_list:

  "run_list": [

Or better still create a role such as base which also resolve dependencies:

  "name": "base",
  "description": "Baseline configuration for all systems.",
  "json_class": "Chef::Role",
  "default_attributes": {
    "java": {
      "install_flavor": "openjdk",
      "jdk_version": "6",
      "set_etc_environment": true
  "override_attributes": {
    "sda-agent": {
      "server_uri": "http://my_sda_server:8080/serena_ra",
      "java_home": "/usr/lib/jvm/java-6-openjdk-amd64",
      "remote_host": "my_sda_server",
      "remote_port": 7918
  "chef_type": "role",
  "run_list": [
  "env_run_lists": {


Note: Linux support is working, Windows is currently being worked on. At the moment it does nothing!


  1. Fork the repository on Github
  2. Create a named feature branch (like add_component_x)
  3. Write your change
  4. Write tests for your change (if applicable)
  5. Run the tests, ensuring they all pass
  6. Submit a Pull Request using Github

License and Authors

Authors: Kevin Lee (

Dependent cookbooks

java >= 0.0.0

Contingent cookbooks

There are no cookbooks that are contingent upon this one.

sda-agent CHANGELOG

This file is used to list changes made in each version of the sda-agent cookbook.


  • [Kevin Lee] - Initial release of sda-agent

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