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Created Nov 25, 2016

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This cookbook installs the OpenStack Heat service Heat as part of an OpenStack reference deployment Chef for OpenStack.


  • Chef 12 or higher
  • chefdk 0.9.0 or higher for testing (also includes berkshelf for cookbook dependency resolution)


  • ubuntu
  • redhat
  • centos


The following cookbooks are dependencies:

  • 'openstack-common', '>= 14.0.0'
  • 'openstack-identity', '>= 14.0.0'
  • 'openstackclient', '>= 0.1.0'


Please see the extensive inline documentation in attributes/*.rb for descriptions of all the settable attributes for this cookbook.

Note that all attributes are in the default['openstack'] "namespace"

The usage of attributes to generate the heat.conf is decribed in the openstack-common cookbook.



  • Configure and start heat-api-cloudwatch service


  • Configure and start heat-api-cfn service


  • Configure and start heat-api service


  • Install the heat client packages


  • Installs the heat packages and setup configuration for Heat.


  • Setup the heat database and start heat-engine service


  • Registers the Heat API endpoint, heat service and user

License and Author

Author Zhao Fang Han (
Author Chen Zhiwei (
Author Ionut Artarisi (
Author Mark Vanderwiel (
Author Jan Klare (
Author Dr. Jens Rosenboom (
Author Christoph Albers (
Copyright Copyright (c) 2013-2014, IBM Corp.
Copyright Copyright (c) 2014, SUSE Linux, GmbH.
Copyright Copyright (c) 2016, x-ion GmbH.

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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