Continuous Delivery of Habitat Packages with Chef Automate

This post was originally published on the SysAdvent blog on December 21, 2017. Introduction Habitat by Chef is a framework for building, deploying, and running any kind of application. Chef’s blog has a good introductory series on the concepts behind Habitat, and the Habitat tutorial is a good place to start learning. In this post, I’m […]

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Top 10 Most Viewed Blogs of 2016

In 2016, we published more than 200 blog posts, highlighting major releases and announcements, partnerships and integrations, skill-building and how to articles, and more. Here are the top ten most viewed posts of 2016. #10 Deploy a Java Web App on Tomcat 8 with Habitat In September, we released a new Habitat Package for deploying a JavaEE […]

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Policyfiles, Push Jobs, and Provisioning – Clarity on the current state of the Chef ecosystem

The 2016 Chef Community Summit in Seattle brought to light a particular set of concern and confusion in our community around the future of three Chef ecosystem tools: Policyfiles, Push Jobs, and Chef Provisioning. In order to address that, we’re posting a four-part series to make Chef’s stance on these tools clear: where we see […]

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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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Rule the cloud with Chef Automate and AWS

Last week at re:Invent, Amazon Web Services CTO, Werner Vogels unveiled AWS OpsWorks for Chef Automate during his keynote. We here at Chef are super excited and the initial reception has been amazing! Previously, I covered what’s inside the new offering from a technical perspective. What may not have been entirely clear, are some of the reasons behind why […]

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Assess and remediate your Windows Servers with Chef

I’m pleased to announce two new Chef assets that enable you to assess and remediate your Windows 2012 R2 Servers using the compliance feature of Chef Automate. They are both basic, initial examples, but demonstrate how you can use a compliance profile in conjunction with a cookbook to apply best practice server hardening. Windows Hardening Benchmark […]

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