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When you view a cookbook in RightScale, you are seeing the information of a cookbook that has been imported into your account from the Repositories section of RightScale.
The Info section shows information of the cookbook that was defined when the cookbook was fetched from a repository and imported into RightScale.
The Recipes section list all the recipes that are located inside the cookbook. A recipe is a script written in Chef's domain-specific language (DSL) that can be used to run in a ServerTemplate. A ServerTemplate consists of scripts that are either RightScripts or recipes. Similar to RightScripts, recipes support variable substitution where inputs (or attributes) allow a user to define values that will be used when the script is executed. A recipe can also contain resources that are located in other cookbooks.
In this section, you can see the list of recipe names and a summary of the recipes in the cookbook.
The Attributes section lists all the attributes that are located in the cookbook. Attributes display as user-configurable inputs in the RightScale dashboard. Attributes are most commonly used in recipes. In order for attributes to be displayed in the dashboard, they must be properly documented in the Chef metadata (metadata.rb).
In this section, you see the attribute, if it's optional or required when the script runs in the dashboard, what values are set by default, what recipes use the attribute, and a description of the attribute.
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