Chef Automate’s New Release Cadence

Over the last year, we’ve adopted a monthly release cadence for chef-client and chefdk. That regular cadence has served us well, allowing users to predictably plan for and schedule upgrades. Today, we’re pleased to announce that Chef Automate will follow suit and also adopt a monthly release cadence. This change allows customers to more easily […]

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VMware vRA 7.0+ and Chef

We’re happy to announce that Chef can now drive VMware’s vRA 7.0+ automation suite. We’ve released 2.0.0 versions of both knife-vrealize and kitchen-vra along with a 1.0.0 version of chef-provisioning-vra. These releases are the result of collaborative work between Chef Software Inc, the Chef community, and VMware experts to make our standard tooling compatible with […]

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Inside the new AWS OpsWorks for Chef Automate service

We’re excited about this morning’s announcement at AWS re:Invent unveiling the new AWS OpsWorks for Chef Automate service. This service helps anyone get started quickly with Chef Automate in a low-risk low-friction way with all the benefits you’d expect from any native AWS service. This launch is the result of a tight partnership between Chef […]

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Chef Client 12.14.60 – Escaped defects and corrective actions

Despite our normal testing and processes, the 12.14.60 release of Chef Client included a number of regressions and escaped defects (you may also call them “bugs”).  One of the defects was the yum_repository resource which was added and released in chef-client version 12.14.60. The resource was previously shipped as part of and provided by the […]

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“Shift Left” Security and Compliance Automation with InSpec and Chef

Velocity needs control to be successful. As DevOps delivers high-velocity, high-performing digital transformation for business, there is increased focus on the need for security and compliance capabilities to match. Balancing these two seemingly contradictory demands – velocity and control – is difficult. We’re excited that our launch of InSpec 1.0, and its integration with Chef […]

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