Chef Open Source Community News – May 2018

Here are this month’s updates from the Chef, Habitat, and InSpec open-source communities. Despite the fact that we at Chef Software were busy preparing for ChefConf – which had its own raft of product announcements, including the release of Chef Automate 2 – we also managed to accomplish a lot in the open-source world. Chef […]

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Kitchen-Docker or Kitchen-Dokken? Using Test Kitchen and Docker for fast cookbook testing

Chef’s Test Kitchen project allows for fast functional testing of infrastructure code. In the past few years, the rise of container technologies like Docker have allowed devops engineers to speed up this feedback cycle, since the startup time of a container is much faster than that of a VM image that needs to be cloned […]

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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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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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