Chef Push Jobs is an extension of the Chef Infra Server that allows jobs to be run against nodes independently of a Chef Infra Client run. A job is an action or a command to be executed against a subset of nodes; the nodes against which a job is run are determined by the results of a search query made to the Chef Infra Server.
Chef Push Jobs uses the Chef Infra Server API and a Ruby client to initiate all connections to the Chef Infra Server. Connections use the same authentication and authorization model as any other request made to the Chef Infra Server. A knife plugin is used to initiate job creation and job tracking.
The Chef Push Jobs executable can be run as a command-line tool.
This command has the following syntax:
push-jobs-client OPTION VALUE OPTION VALUE ...
This command has the following options:
Allow unencrypted connections to 1.x servers
The configuration file to use. The Chef Infra Client and Chef Push Jobs client use the same configuration file: client.rb. Default value:
Set the directory for temporary files. Default value:
Show help for the command.
The location of the file that contains the client key.
The level of logging to be stored in a log file.
The location of the log file. This is recommended when starting any executable as a daemon.
The name of the node.
The URL for the Chef Infra Server.
The version of Chef Push Jobs.