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Manual Reference Pages  -  KNIFE-STATUS (1)

NAME

knife-status - The man page for the knife status subcommand. \$1 \n[an-margin] level \n[rst2man-indent-level] level margin: \n[rst2man-indent\n[rst2man-indent-level]] - \n[rst2man-indent0] \n[rst2man-indent1] \n[rst2man-indent2]

The knife status subcommand is used to display a brief summary of the nodes on a Chef server, including the time of the most recent successful chef-client run.

Syntax

This subcommand has the following syntax:


$ knife status (options)


Options

This subcommand has the following options:
-c CONFIG_FILE, --config CONFIG_FILE
  The configuration file to use.
--chef-zero-port PORT
  The port on which chef-zero will listen.
--[no-]color
  Use to view colored output.
-d, --disable-editing
  Use to prevent the $EDITOR from being opened and to accept data as-is.
--defaults
  Use to have Knife use the default value instead of asking a user to provide one.
-e EDITOR, --editor EDITOR
  The $EDITOR that is used for all interactive commands.
-E ENVIRONMENT, --environment ENVIRONMENT
  The name of the environment. When this option is added to a command, the command will run only against the named environment.
-F FORMAT, --format FORMAT
  The output format: summary (default), text, json, yaml, and pp.
-h, --help Shows help for the command.
-H, --hide-healthy
  Use to hide nodes on which a chef-client run has occurred within the previous hour.
-k KEY, --key KEY
  The private key that Knife will use to sign requests made by the API client to the Chef server.
--print-after
  Use to show data after a destructive operation.
SEARCH_QUERY
  The search query used to identify a a list of items on a Chef server. This option uses the same syntax as the search sub-command.
-r RUN_LIST, --run-list RUN_LIST
  A comma-separated list of roles and/or recipes to be applied.
-s, --sort-reverse
  Use to sort a list by last run time, descending.
--server-url URL
  The URL for the Chef server.
-u USER, --user USER
  The user name used by Knife to sign requests made by the API client to the Chef server. Authentication will fail if the user name does not match the private key.
-v, --version
  The version of the chef-client.
-V, --verbose
  Set for more verbose outputs. Use -VV for maximum verbosity.
-y, --yes Use to respond to all confirmation prompts with "Yes". Knife will not ask for confirmation.
-z, --local-mode
  Use to run the chef-client in local mode. This allows all commands that work against the Chef server to also work against the local chef-repo.

Examples

To include run lists in the status, enter:


$ knife status --run-list


to return something like:


20 hours ago, dev-vm.chisamore.com, ubuntu 10.04, dev-vm.chisamore.com, 10.66.44.126, role[lb].
3 hours ago, i-225f954f, ubuntu 10.04, ec2-67-202-63-102.compute-1.amazonaws.com, 67.202.63.102, role[web].
3 hours ago, i-a45298c9, ubuntu 10.04, ec2-174-129-127-206.compute-1.amazonaws.com, 174.129.127.206, role[web].
3 hours ago, i-5272a43f, ubuntu 10.04, ec2-184-73-9-250.compute-1.amazonaws.com, 184.73.9.250, role[web].
3 hours ago, i-226ca64f, ubuntu 10.04, ec2-75-101-240-230.compute-1.amazonaws.com, 75.101.240.230, role[web].
3 hours ago, i-f65c969b, ubuntu 10.04, ec2-184-73-60-141.compute-1.amazonaws.com, 184.73.60.141, role[web].


To show the status for nodes on which the chef-client did not run successfully within the past hour, enter:


$ knife status --hide-healthy


to return something like:


1 hour ago, i-256f884f, ubuntu 12.04, ec2-67-202-63-102.compute-1.amazonaws.com, 67.202.63.102, role[web].
1 hour ago, i-a47823c9, ubuntu 10.04, ec2-174-129-127-206.compute-1.amazonaws.com, 184.129.143.111, role[lb].


To show the status of a subset of nodes that are returned by a specific query, enter:


$ knife status "role:web" --run-list


to return something like:


3 hours ago, i-225f954f, ubuntu 10.04, ec2-67-202-63-102.compute-1.amazonaws.com, 67.202.63.102, role[web].
3 hours ago, i-a45298c9, ubuntu 10.04, ec2-174-129-127-206.compute-1.amazonaws.com, 174.129.127.206, role[web].
3 hours ago, i-5272a43f, ubuntu 10.04, ec2-184-73-9-250.compute-1.amazonaws.com, 184.73.9.250, role[web].
3 hours ago, i-226ca64f, ubuntu 10.04, ec2-75-101-240-230.compute-1.amazonaws.com, 75.101.240.230, role[web].
3 hours ago, i-f65c969b, ubuntu 10.04, ec2-184-73-60-141.compute-1.amazonaws.com, 184.73.60.141, role[web].


To view the status of all nodes in the organization, enter:


$ knife status


to return something like:


20 hours ago, dev-vm.chisamore.com, ubuntu 10.04, dev-vm.chisamore.com, 10.66.44.126
3 hours ago, i-225f954f, ubuntu 10.04, ec2-67-202-63-102.compute-1.amazonaws.com, 67.202.63.102
3 hours ago, i-a45298c9, ubuntu 10.04, ec2-174-129-127-206.compute-1.amazonaws.com, 174.129.127.206
3 hours ago, i-5272a43f, ubuntu 10.04, ec2-184-73-9-250.compute-1.amazonaws.com, 184.73.9.250
3 hours ago, i-226ca64f, ubuntu 10.04, ec2-75-101-240-230.compute-1.amazonaws.com, 75.101.240.230
3 hours ago, i-f65c969b, ubuntu 10.04, ec2-184-73-60-141.compute-1.amazonaws.com, 184.73.60.141


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