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win_time (2) Versions 1.1.0

Provides resources for configuring system time in Windows

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cookbook 'win_time', '= 1.1.0', :supermarket
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Windows Time Cookbook

Maintainer: OIT Systems Engineering (ua-oit-se@alaska.edu)

Purpose

The custom resources in this cookbook implement the mechanism for configuring the system time in Windows. For an example of a policy for how to configure time, see the se-win-baseline cookbook.

Requirements

Chef

This cookbook requires Chef 13+

Platforms

Supported Platform Families:

  • Windows

Platforms validated via Test Kitchen:

  • Windows Server 2016
  • Windows Server 2012
  • Windows Server 2008R2
  • Windows 10

Notes:

  • This is a low-level cookbook with precondition that Powershell 5.0 is installed
    • Custom resources will not work with previous versions of Powershell
    • Windows 2008 and 2012 require WMF update to install Powershell 5.0
    • Powershell is not installed by this cookbook

Resources

This cookbook provides two resources for managing system time in Windows. See Set-TimeZone for details on configuring time zone in Windows.

time_client

A time_client provides a single action to configure the time server for NTP/Win32tm.

Actions

One action is provided.

  • set_server_name - Post condition is that the named server is used for time queries.

Attributes

This resource has a two attributes.

  • name - The name_property of the resource. Must be unique but otherwise ignored.
  • server_url - The URL of a time server, e.g. ntp.alaska.edu.

time_zone

A time_zone provides a single action to set the time zone for the system clock.

Actions

One action is provided.

  • set_zone - Post condition is that the named time zone is set on the system.

Attributes

This resource has a two attributes.

  • name - The name_property of the resource. Must be unique but otherwise ignored.
  • zone_name - The name of the time zone to be configured. Must be a valid PowerShell time zone, e.g. Alaskan Standard Time.

Recipes

win_time::default

This recipe configures possibly both time client behavior and timezone.

Attributes

Several attributes are provided for time.

Time zone attributes: m * node['win_time']['set_time_zone'] - Defaults to true. Determines if time zone is set. * node['win_time']['time_zone'] - Defaults to Alaskan Standard Time. Valid options are Windows PowerShell time zones.

Time server attributes:

  • node['win_time']['set_time_server'] - Defaults to true. Determines if NTP/Win32tm servers are configured.
  • node['win_time']['time_server_url'] - Defaults to ntp.alaska.edu. The URL of the time server to use for NTP/Win32tm queries.

Examples

time_client 'UA Time Server' do
  server_url 'ntp.alaska.edu'
end

time_zone 'Alaska Zone' do
  zone_name 'Alaskan Standard Time'
end

Development

Development should follow GitHub Flow to foster some shared responsibility.

  • Fork/branch the repository
  • Make changes
  • Fix all Rubocop (rubocop) and Foodcritic (foodcritic .) offenses
  • Write smoke tests that reasonably cover the changes (kitchen verify)
  • Pass all smoke tests
  • Submit a Pull Request using Github
  • Wait for feedback and merge from a second developer

Requirements

For running tests in Test Kitchen a few dependencies must be installed.

  • ChefDK
  • Vagrant
  • VirtualBox
  • Install the dependency tree with berks install
  • Install the Vagrant WinRM plugin: vagrant plugin install vagrant-winrm

Dependent cookbooks

windows >= 0.0.0

Contingent cookbooks

There are no cookbooks that are contingent upon this one.

Changelog for Windows DNS Cookbook

1.1.0

  • Upgraded for Chef 14
  • Added support for Windows 2008

1.0.0

  • Initial public release

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