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selenium_grid (6) Versions 1.2.1

Installs/Configures Selenium-Grid

cookbook 'selenium_grid', '= 1.2.1', :supermarket
cookbook 'selenium_grid', '= 1.2.1'
knife supermarket install selenium_grid
knife supermarket download selenium_grid
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Selenium-Grid Cookbook

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Setup a selenium grid in minutes. Create selenium hub, then add selenium nodes on Linux, Mac OS X and/or Windows
platforms. Set max instances greater than zero to install and/or configure Browsers and JavaScript engines. Browsers
and JavaScript engines will be ignored on operating systems that are not compatible.

Supported Browser and JavaScript engines:

  • Chrome
  • Firefox
  • HtmlUnit
  • Internet Explorer
  • Opera
  • PhantomJS
  • Safari


  • Java (not installed by this cookbook)
  • Chef 11.16+


  • CentOS, RedHat
  • Mac OS X
  • Ubuntu
  • Windows



Installs and configures a Selenium Hub as a service. See selenium
recipe attributes for more information about configuring the hub.


Installs and configures a Selenium Node as service on Linux and a GUI service on Mac OS X and Windows. See selenium
node recipe attributes for more information about configuring
the node. The following attributes are in addition to the node attributes. See associated browsers and drivers cookbook
attributes (if any) for more information about configuring them as well.


  • node['selenium_grid']['chrome']['max_instances'] - Installs Chrome and ChromeDriver, if > 0. Default 0.
  • node['selenium_grid']['chrome']['version'] - Version of browser installed, if nil. Default nil.
  • node['selenium_grid']['firefox']['max_instances'] - Installs MozillaFirefox, if > 0. Default 0.
  • node['selenium_grid']['firefox']['version'] - Version of browser installed, if nil. Default nil.
  • node['selenium_grid']['htmlunit']['max_instances'] - Activates HtmlUnit, if > 0. Default 0.
  • node['selenium_grid']['htmlunit']['version'] - Default nil.
  • node['selenium_grid']['ie']['max_instances'] - Installs IEDriver and configures IE, if > 0. Only one instance of IE is recommended. Windows only. Default 0.
  • node['selenium_grid']['ie']['version'] - Version of browser installed, if nil. Default nil.
  • node['selenium_grid']['opera']['max_instances'] - Installs Opera and OperaDriver, if > 0. Ubuntu and Windows only. Default 0.
  • node['selenium_grid']['opera']['version'] - Version of browser installed, if nil. Default nil.
  • node['selenium_grid']['phantomjs']['max_instances'] - Installs GhostDriver and PhantomJS, and creates a separate Node service for each instance, if > 0. Linux only. Default 0.
  • node['selenium_grid']['safari']['max_instances'] - Installs SafariDriver via Safari, if > 0. Mac OS X only. Default 0.
  • node['selenium_grid']['safari']['version'] - Version of browser installed, if nil. Default nil.
  • node['selenium_grid']['username'] - Mac OS X and Windows. Default nil.
  • node['selenium_grid']['password'] - Mac OS X and Windows. Default nil.
  • node['selenium_grid']['domain'] - Windows only. Default nil.
  • node['selenium_grid']['display']['width'] - Linux and Windows only. Default 1024.
  • node['selenium_grid']['display']['height'] - Linux and Window only. Default 768.
  • node['selenium_grid']['display']['depth'] - Linux only. Default 24.
  • node['selenium_grid']['display']['windows'] - Windows only. Default true.


Role to create Selenium Node with Chrome and Firefox capabilities

name "selenium_node"
description "Install Selenium Node with Chrome and Firefox capabilities"
  "selenium_grid": {
    "chrome": {
      "max_instances": 5
    "firefox": {
      "max_instances": 5

Selenium Node with IE capability and custom version

v = ie_version.split('.')
major_version = v[0]
minor_version = v[1]

node.set['selenium_grid']['ie']['max_instances'] = 1
node.set['selenium_grid']['ie']['version'] = "#{major_version}.#{minor_version}"

include_recipe 'selenium_grid::node'

Getting Help


Please refer to CONTRIBUTING.


MIT - see the accompanying LICENSE file for details.



  • Replace firefox with mozilla_firefox cookbook


  • Support Opera


  • Support PhantomJS


  • Initial release

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