Chef Bootstrap *nix or Windows Node Step

This step installs Chef on the given client and runs that node's run-list.

Required properties:

Property Name Description
FQDN or IP Address Enter the FQDN or IP address of the target computer.
Target OS Type Select the target or client node operating system type where the chef-client should be bootstrapped.

Optional properties:

Property Name Description
Node Name Enter the name of the node.
SSH User Name Enter the SSH user name.
SSH Password Enter the SSH password. This can be used to pass the password directly on the command line. If this option is not specified and a password is required, Knife will prompt for the password.
Use SSH Password as Sudo Password If selected and a bootstrap operation is done using Sudo, the SSH password will be used.
Run as Sudo If selected, the bootstrap operation will execute using Sudo.
Sudo Password Enter a Sudo password if the Use SSH password as Sudo Password is not selected.
SSH Forwarding If selected, SSH agent forwarding is enabled.
Proxy URL The proxy server for the target node of the bootstrap operation.
Chef Version Enter the version of the chef-client to install.
Distributions Enter the template file to be used during a bootstrap operation. Supported distributions are: chef-full (default), centos5-gems, fedora13-gems, ubuntu10.04-gems, ubuntu10.04-apt, ubuntu12.04-gems, and custom bootstrap template files. When this option is used, Knife will search for the template file in the following order: the bootstrap/ folder in current working directory, in the chef-repo, or in the ~/.chef/ directory; a default bootstrap file. Do not use the Template option when this option is specified.
SSH Gateway Enter the SSH tunnel or gateway that is used to run a bootstrap action on a machine that is not accessible from the workstation.
Hint HINT_NAME[=HINT_FILE] Enter the Ohai hint to be set on the target of the bootstrap. The hint is contained in a file and is formatted as JSON: {'attribute':'value','attribute':'value'...}. HINT_NAME is the name of the hint and HINT_FILE is the name of the hint file located at /etc/chef/ohai/hints/HINT_FILE.json.
Identity File Enter the SSH identity file used for authentication. Key-based authentication is recommended.
JSON Attributes Enter a JSON string to add to the first run of a chef-client.
Verify Host Key If selected, the host key is verified.
SSH Port Enter the port SSH uses.
Prerelease If selected, prerelease gems will be installed.
Run-list Enter a comma-separated list of roles and/or recipes to be added to this node's run-list after it is has been bootstrapped.
Secret Enter the encryption key that is used for values contained within a data bag item.
Secret File Enter the path to the file that contains the encryption key.

Enter the path to a template file that will be used during a bootstrap operation. Do not use the Distributions option when this is specified.