Open Source Chef Server 11.1.0

Hello Chefs,

We’re happy to announce the release of the Open Source Chef Server 11.1.0.

The MVP for this release goes to Jesse Nelson and Philip Hutchins for their help in tracking down and helping others work around CHEF-3921. Many thanks to both of you.

Obtaining the Release

The release can be downloaded from

Highlights For This Release

  • IPv6 support
  • The chef-server-ctl upgrade command to make upgrading the server easier
  • Proxy/Firewall support for cookbook storage
  • An update to the depsolver to once again use Gecode, fixing depsolving issues that were seen by many
  • CVE-2014-0130 fixed in the WebUI by updating Rails to 3.2.18
  • Many bug fixes

View the release notes and changelog for a full list of all the changes included in this release.

Release Notes and Changelog

The release notes, along with directions on how to use the new features and many more details, can be found here:

Please read the steps on how to use the new upgrade command, if you plan to use it.

The changelog for the release can be found here:

Author Mark Mzyk

Mark is an engineering manager at Chef, having accepted the position after having been a long time software engineer at Chef. In his time at Chef he's contributed code to almost every single Chef product. Now code dominates his life less, but he gets the joy of helping others create code that has a positive impact.

  • martin

    this update broke our debian squeeze installation because it seems to depend on upstart (which debian doesn’t have). bummer. now i have to go back to the old version (11.0.12). here’s hoping the installation doesn’t get hosed completely.

    • Mark Mzyk

      Hi Martin, I’m sorry you ran into issues. I’m assuming both of these comments that have an author of Martin are yours. Could you open a ticket at and provide any relevant logs to help us determine what is wrong and find a fix? My apologizes for this.

  • martin

    this update broker our ubuntu precise installation of chef-server. i just upgraded from 11.0.12 to 11.1.0, upgrade went OK and now i’m greeted with “We’re sorry, but something went wrong.”. really?