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This page serves as a getting started guide for community members interested in contributing to the OpenStack Chef cookbooks and example repository.


  • The OpenStack + Chef community leverages the main openstack-dev mailing list with the tag of [chef] in the subject line.
  • There is an #openstack-chef channel on Freenode.net. Come hang out with us and collaborate there.
  • Our IRC status meeting are at 14:30 GMT 10:30 EST 07:30 PST on Mondays and we post the links to the Mailing List and our IRC status meeting/office hours are at 14:30 GMT 10:30 EST 07:30 PST on Thursdays. We try to have as many core members here so we can discuss topics or issues users are having.

Bug Tracking

We track bugs and feature requests using a single Launchpad project called OpenStack + Chef. You can see the list of open bugs or file a new bug.

Blueprints / Feature Tracking

For major feature enhancements and planning you can use Launchpad's Blueprints system for the OpenStack + Chef project on Launchpad. You can create a new blueprint that may be targeted to a milestone and tracked appropriately. The process for blueprint content reviews is documented here: https://github.com/stackforge/openstack-chef-specs


The canonical upstream Chef cookbooks and example repository are located in the Stackforge Github organization. There is a single Chef cookbook for each integrated OpenStack project:

In addition to the project cookbooks, there are five support cookbooks:

As well as an example Chef Repository that sets up an OpenStack environment:


The following table show the supported openstack releases and platforms. Note that some of the cookbooks do not support all the platforms, see the Readme's and metadata files for more information.

Branch Status Platforms
Grizzly stable - frozen Ubuntu 12.04
Havana stable - frozen Ubuntu 12.04, RedHat 6.5, Suse 11.03
Icehouse stable - frozen Ubuntu 12.04, RedHat 6.5, Suse 11.03
Juno stable - fixes Ubuntu 14.04, RedHat 7
Kilo - Master development Ubuntu 14.04, RedHat 7, Suse 11.03
Liberty coming 3Q2015

Release branching work items page

How to Contribute

We have broken this off into another page here.