Chef Community Engineering – 2016 – A Year in Review

Sure, it’s a little late for a retrospective on 2016 but, as they say, better late than never! Here’s a look back at some of the amazing things the Chef Community Engineering team helped deliver in 2016. Supermarket The Chef Supermarket is here to make it easy to be successful with Chef through sharing the […]

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Announcing Chef Cookbook Support in JFrog Artifactory

In partnership with JFrog, we are delighted to announce that Artifactory now supports Chef cookbooks as an artifact format. This functionality is available in Artifactory starting with version 5.1. Chef cookbook support inside Artifactory is significant for a number of reasons. Many of our customers say that they already have an artifact store with Artifactory. They want […]

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Set up a Patch Management System Using Chef Automate

How does Chef handle patch management? The short answer is: it depends. For some organizations, patch management is simply a matter of running vendor-recommended updates on a fairly regular interval, while having the flexibility to install on-demand updates as vulnerabilities like 0-days require. For others, environments must be entirely air gapped, and multiple internal repositories and […]

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Test Ohai Plugins with ChefSpec and InSpec

You can test your custom Ohai plugins with ChefSpec using the chefspec-ohai gem, and with InSpec in Test Kitchen. This frees you from the traditionally difficult task of debugging a failing Ohai plugin. In this post, I’ll focus solely on testing an Ohai plugin. If you are interested in a complete tutorial that walks through the process of […]

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Arista and the Chef Partner Cookbook Program

I’d like to announce that Arista is now part of the Chef Partner Cookbook Program. They have certified the EOS Cookbook which manages the configuration of EOS network devices. Arista Networks was founded to pioneer and deliver software-driven cloud networking solutions for large data center storage and computing environments. Arista’s award-winning platforms, ranging in Ethernet […]

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