Chef Open Source Community News – August 2018

Here’s this month’s round up of what happened in August across the Chef, Habitat, and InSpec open-source communities. Chef This month’s release of Chef Client 14.4 is the newest in the Chef 14 series, and includes seven new preview resources, many improvements to existing resources, and a brand new Knife profile management command. Chef Client […]

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AlgoSec Cookbook Certified by the Chef Partner Cookbook Program

I’m pleased to announce that AlgoSec is now part of the Chef Partner Cookbook Program. They have certified the AlgoSec Cookbook. AlgoSec The AlgoSec solution intelligently automates and orchestrates network security policy management to make your enterprise continuously more agile, secure, and compliant. AlgoSec Cookbook The new AlgoSec Cookbook implements the innovative “Connectivity as Code” […]

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InSpec GCP Deep Dive

As recently announced Chef has deepened support for Google Cloud Platform (GCP) by adding InSpec integration. Furthermore, the InSpec GCP resource pack is freely available here – suggestions (and contributions) welcome! Before looking at InSpec GCP let’s ensure we have the necessary prerequisites in place. As an aside, we will be following similar setup steps to […]

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Chef Deepens Support for Google Cloud Platform

Building on the work we announced last fall to help you provision GCP resources with Chef cookbooks, and in honor of ChefConf 2018, Chef and Google Cloud Platform (GCP) have been working together in several exciting ways: Extending coverage of InSpec for popular GCP resources Adding Habitat support for Google Container Registry Offering additional Chef […]

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Let’s use Google Cloud Platform and Chef – ChefConf 2018 Workshop

Google Cloud Platform (GCP) is a huge ecosystem of products that can make your infrastructure one of the best supported on the planet. Back in October, we announced a new integration between GCP and Chef to support the ever increasing number of Chef customers using GCP. The Chef Certified GCP cookbooks enable Chef practitioners to […]

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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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Certified: Lenovo CNOS Cookbook

I’m delighted to announce that Lenovo is now part of the Chef Partner Cookbook Program. They have certified the Lenovo CNOS Cookbook. Lenovo CNOS cookbook The Lenovo CNOS cookbook provides a set of recipes and resources for managing Lenovo switches. The cookbook provides resources to upload images, upload/download configurations, and VLAN provisioning. The recipes use […]

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