Unable To Create a Chef Node "ChefNode2"

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I am able to ssh and ping ChefNode2 I am stuck with bootstraping node using the below command:

Knife bootstrap chefnodeipaddress -x root -N ChefNode2 

Error looks like this:

Failed to authenticate to the chef server (http 401). Server Response: Failed to authenticate as 'chef-validator'. Ensure that your node_name and client key are correct. Running handlers: [2018-02-15T10:20:25+00:00] ERROR: Running exception handlers Running handlers complete [2018-02-15T10:20:25+00:00] ERROR: Exception handlers complete Chef Client failed. 0 resources updated in 01 seconds [2018-02-15T10:20:25+00:00] FATAL: Stacktrace dumped to /var/chef/cache/chef-stacktrace.out [2018-02-15T10:20:25+00:00] FATAL: Please provide the contents of the stacktrace.out file if you file a bug report [2018-02-15T10:20:25+00:00] ERROR: 401 "Unauthorized" [2018-02-15T10:20:25+00:00] FATAL: Chef::Exceptions::ChildConvergeError: Chef run process exited unsuccessfully (exit code 1)

Mar 26, 2018 in Chef by Atul
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2 answers to this question.

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I think there is only one problem, you need to provide the password of the Chef Client while bootstraping the node. Kindly use the below command:

knife bootstrap chefnodeipaddress -x root -P PASSWORD --node-name ChefNode2
answered Mar 26, 2018 by Atul
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edited Oct 16, 2018 by Kalgi
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Try giving the password to access your node, something like this

$ knife bootstrap chefnodeipaddress -x root -P PASSWORD --node-name ChefNode2
answered Oct 16, 2018 by Kalgi
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