Version 5 (modified by robguttman, 3 years ago) (diff)


Orchestrates AWS cloud resources using boto and pychef

WARNING! This plugin is in alpha.

I recommend you not use this plugin yet on production instances. Although you likely won't lose ec2 instances or chef data, it's still quite immature. It would be best to try out on dev instances to help test the plugin and generate ideas for new features.


This plugin is meant to fill the coordination gap between AWS and Chef, especially:

  • Launch an ec2 instance and apply one or more chef roles
  • Terminate ec2 instances and delete its chef node

There are additional features and quite possibly more to come, but my intention is to keep the scope down to what's needed to orchestrate between AWS and Chef (and not re-implement either the AWS Management Console or the Chef Server webui).

This plugin relies heavily upon boto and pychef. Special thanks to coderanger for his responsiveness on PyChef.

Bugs/Feature Requests

Existing bugs and feature requests for CloudPlugin are here.

If you have any issues, create a new ticket.


Download the zipped source from here.


You can check out CloudPlugin from here using Subversion, or browse the source with Trac.


trac.ini config ...

[cloud] ...

Recent Changes

[11463] by robguttman on 2012-04-09 22:28:28
added lock file to progress file writing.
[11388] by robguttman on 2012-03-15 22:07:43
upped default bootstrap timeout.
[10830] by robguttman on 2011-10-24 01:51:07
more env fixes.


Author: robguttman
Maintainer: robguttman

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