Supermarket HTTPS Redirect Postmortem

Ohai Chefs! The new community site, Supermarket, was soft-launched in "beta" on Tuesday, June 17. When it was launched, we weren't enforcing HTTPS/SSL for the site. Yesterday, we deployed a change to enforce redirection from HTTP to HTTPS at the application level, which wound up loading a default Nginx page. This meant that the Supermarket […]

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Supermarket HTTPS Redirect – Public Postmortem Meeting

Earlier today, we deployed a change to force http->https redirect for Supermarket. During the deployment, the load balancer was incorrectly configured, causing Supermarket to be unavailable. At Chef, we conduct postmortem meetings for outages and issues with the site and services. Since Supermarket will be the community site, and we’re developing the application in the […]

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Chef Client Windows Patches for OpenSSL CVE-2014-0224 Vulnerability

Ohai Chefs, We have just released Chef Client versions 11.12.8-2 and 10.32.2-3 which includes the mitigation for the recently reported OpenSSL vulnerability [CVE-2014-0224](https://www.openssl.org/news/secadv_20140605.txt). Note that after installing these builds, if you check the OpenSSL version using `OpenSSL::OPENSSL_VERSION` you will see `OpenSSL 1.0.0k 5 Feb 2013`. This is because we are using pre-compiled binaries for windows […]

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Chef + Azure = Awesome

On June 4th with our partner 10th Magnitude, we are launching a technical webinar focused on how Chef is automating and accelerating Azure deployments. In this first webinar, we will share the fundamentals of Chef and Azure, including: Azure and Chef overview Azure VM automation and demo with Chef Provision a Windows virtual machine with […]

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Berkshelf API Remediation Followup

As you may be aware, on 2014-05-14, there was an outage to the Berkshelf API service that Berkshelf v3+ uses to resolve dependencies from the Community site. We posted previously a postmortem of the incident. I wanted to take a moment and follow-up with the community where we’re at with the remediation items. Chef’s operations […]

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Thoughts from OpenStack Summit

Looking back at last week’s OpenStack “Juno” Summit in Atlanta, there were a tremendous number of great conversations and presentations on OpenStack and Chef. With over 4,500 people there, it was exciting to hear about more and more production deployments of OpenStack with Chef (including the likes of Bloomberg and SAP). We were fortunate to […]

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