AIX 6.1 / 7.1 Chef Client 11.10 Preview Release

Ohai Chefs,

It’s always exciting when Chef makes its way to a new platform. Today we’re announcing the availability of the preview release of Chef Client 11.10 for the PowerPC-based AIX 6.1 and AIX 7.1 operating systems.

While this preview release is not intended for use in production systems, we’d absolutely like you to try it out in test / development environments and share your experiences via the Chef mailing list and the #chef
IRC channel

To access the Chef Client omnibus package for AIX, please see the preview release notes, which also contain important information on known issues and limitations in the preview release.

Our thanks go to IBM for their collaboration with us in adapting Chef Client for the AIX environment. We’d like to give a special mention to IBM’ers David Clissold, Kaveh Massoudian, and Neil Koropoff for their technical advice. This assistance from IBM as well as IBM’s continued investments in cookbooks such as the WebSphere cookbook is helping us all make great strides on IBM platforms.

We’re looking forward to bringing more Chef to AIX as we gather your feedback from the preview — thank you!

Adam Edwards

Former Chef Employee