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DevOps for Web Development by Mitesh Soni

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Creating a role

Once all cookbooks have been uploaded successfully, we need to create a role. A role is defined for a specific function and provides a path for different patterns and workflow processes.

For example, the web server role can consist of Tomcat server recipes and any custom attributes:

  1. Go to Policy| Roles | Create to create a role. In the Create Role window, provide a Name and Description and then click on Next, as shown in the following screenshot:

    Creating a role

  2. A Run List keeps roles/recipes in a proper manner and order. We can say that it describes the specifications of a node. Select tomcat from the Available Recipes section, drag it to the

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