The basic file definition used to bootstrap bluechi-agent.
The bluechi-agent configuration file is using the systemd configuration file format ⟨https://www.freedesktop.org/software/systemd/man/systemd.syntax.html⟩. Contrary to this, there is no need for the \ symbol at the end of a line to continue a value on the next line. A value continued on multiple lines will just be concatenated by bluechi. The maximum line length supported is 500 characters. If the value exceeds this limitation, use multiple, indented lines.
All fields to bootstrap the bluechi-agent are contained in the bluechi-agent section. The following keys are understood by bluechi-agent.
The unique name of this agent. The option defaults to the system's hostname.
SD Bus address used by bluechi-agent to connect to bluechi. See man sd_bus_set_address for its format. Overrides any setting of ManagerHost or ManagerPort defined in the configuration file as well as the respective CLI options. The option doesn't have a default value.
The host used by bluechi-agent to connect to bluechi. Must be a valid IPv4 or IPv6. ManagerHost defaults to localhost 127.0.0.1. It's mandatory to set this field if the bluechi agent is on a remote system.
The port on which bluechi is listening for connection request and the bluechi-agent is connecting to. By default port 842 is used.
The interval between two heartbeat signals sent to bluechi in milliseconds. If an agent is not connected, it will retry to connect on each heartbeat. Setting this options to values smaller or equal to 0 disables it. This option will overwrite the heartbeat interval defined in the configuration file.
The level used for logging. Supported values are:
By default INFO level is used for logging.
The target where logs are written to. Supported values are:
By default journald is used as the target.
If this flag is set to true, no logs are written by bluechi. By default the flag is set to false.
Using ManagerHost and ManagerPort options:
[bluechi-agent] NodeName=agent-007 ManagerHost=127.0.0.1 ManagerPort=842 LogLevel=DEBUG LogTarget=journald LogIsQuiet=false
Using ManagerAddress option:
[bluechi-agent] NodeName=agent-007 ManagerAddress=tcp:host=127.0.0.1,port=842 LogLevel=DEBUG LogTarget=journald LogIsQuiet=false
Using a value that is continued on multiple lines:
[bluechi-agent] NodeName=agent-007 ManagerAddress=tcp: host=127.0.0.1, port=842 LogLevel=DEBUG LogTarget=journald LogIsQuiet=false
Distributions provide the /usr/share/bluechi/config/agent.conf file which defines bluechi-agent configuration defaults. Administrators can copy this file to /etc/bluechi/agent.conf and specify their own configuration.
Administrators can also use a "drop-in" directory /etc/bluechi/agent.conf.d to drop their configuration changes.
bluechi-agent(1), bluechi-controller.conf(5), qm(8).