Single chef-client run with multiple reboots on Windows
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This post originally appeared on Chef engineer Alex Vinyar's blog.
To teach is to learn…
…or something along these lines. "How do I manage reboots with chef-client on Windows" is a question I hear every so often.
So, this time around, I decided to buckle down and write down as many ways as I could remember to reboot a server and continue a chef-client run. No mucking around with the runlist, or messing around with multiple runlists, definitely no manual steps, and most definitely no knife exec.
Here is my brainchild – input and feedback are most welcome!
- something has been installed and reboot is needed
- a bunch of somethings have been installed and reboot is needed
- something needs to be installed and a reboot is pending
- a series of somethings needs to be installed and they have various reboot state requirements
- a week has passed since a reboot has been performed
- server joined a domain
- reboot immediately without aborting a chef-client run
A real example can be seen in pattern two – which was really the genesis for this repo from way back when - https://github.com/vinyar/chefwinreboots/blob/master/reboot_demo/recipes/pattern2.rb
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