Chef Automate Release – August 2017

Last week, Chef announced Chef Automate 1.6, which provides significant new capabilities to help organizations reduce risk, improve efficiency, and increase speed. Headline features of the release include new capabilities to make it easier to detect and act on compliance issues, improved data handling to reduce storage requirements by 20%, and notifications to help teams […]

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Bootstrapping Nodes in Bulk

Bootstrapping the chef-client on many nodes in bulk can present a challenge. Using the traditional bootstrapping tools included with the ChefDK (knife bootstrap) to install and register the chef-client on a bulk number (hundreds or thousands) of nodes will result in exhausting resources on the bastion host before your operations are complete, including CPU, memory, […]

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Self-monitoring Chef using Sensu

Chef is one of the most popular tools for DevOps awesomeness, and you won’t believe what’s one of the biggest causes of chef-server unavailability: disk full Yep, you read that right. In 2017, there’s still a LOT of people who don’t have all their systems being carefully monitored by a trustworthy application. That means that […]

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Chef Automate release – July 2017

Chef Automate is officially one year old as of this latest release (1.5.46). Happy birthday, Chef Automate! There are a number of things to highlight this release. Compliance Views Better insight of compliance state and profile data is now available by default in the Chef Automate GUI. The new views are available from the top-level navigation […]

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Chef Announcements: Lighting the Path from Here to There

Technology shifts, such as the moves toward cloud-native applications and container-first architectures, make it clear that tomorrow will look very different from today. But how to get from here to there? Today Chef announced a host of new product features, partner offerings, and skill-building opportunities that, taken together, light a path for enterprises to follow. At […]

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Integrate Chef into your Build and Release pipelines with Microsoft Visual Studio Team Services

Today, we are pleased to announce the first release of Chef Integration for Visual Studio Team Services, released to the Visual Studio Marketplace. We know many of you are users of Visual Studio Team Services and have asked how to integrate Chef into your build and release pipeline, so we have brought you these tasks […]

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Guest Post: Using Artifactory as a private Supermarket

This is a guest post by Michael Hüttermann. Michael is an expert in Continuous Delivery, DevOps and SCM/ALM. More information about him at http://huettermann.net, or follow him on Twitter: @huettermann. This blog post introduces executable Software Configuration Management as a DevOps enabler, and shows what an implementation can look like with Artifactory as the caretaker to […]

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Test Kitchen and Chef Provisioning drivers for Azure now work in US Government and Sovereign cloud environments

This post first appeared on Medium. As an open-source maintainer one of the hardest things is getting access to relevant test environments to test your bits. Especially when that test environment is in a territory or environment you don’t have access to. I’ve been lucky enough this week to get access to a subscription for […]

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